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Economics, BS

Bachelor of Science in Economics

The field of economics examines the difficult choices that societies, governments, businesses, and individuals make to distribute resources to maximize results. With a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of La Verne, students will learn to explain and forecast how an economy will perform, and develop analytical tools for determining the attractiveness of industries, markets, and behaviors that will yield the best results.

Through this program, students will gain top economical knowledge and cultivate the analytical, managerial, and financial skills needed to be highly qualified and effective leaders in their field.

While studying foundational and advanced concepts in economics, students will learn from dedicated faculty and have access to state-of-the-art facilities, career advising, and numerous professional development opportunities all designed to prepare them for a wide range of careers.

Careers in Economics

A degree in economics can open a variety of career possibilities for graduates. Some possible pathways include:

  • compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialist
  • economist
  • actuary
  • financial risk analyst
  • management analyst
  • personal financial advisor
  • auditor
  • economic consultant
  • financial manager
  • accountant

Course Highlights

Bachelor of Science in Economics majors will broaden their knowledge by taking courses such as accounting, public finance and fiscal policy, operations management, and information technology. The Senior Project course will give students the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research as they analyze an economic issue under faculty guidance.

The college also offers economics as a minor, as well as business administration, business management, or marketing, to allow students to customize their education to support their interests.

At the University of La Verne, our academic programs are led by professors who are experts in their fields. Our small class sizes lead to a more engaging classroom experience and a low student-to-faculty ratio allows faculty more time to get to know students and advise them on educational and career goals.

Outside the Classroom

Economics students have many opportunities outside the classroom to network and learn more about their chosen field. These opportunities include organizations like Enactus, which implements entrepreneurial projects that empower communities; Delta Sigma Pi, a national business fraternity; and student clubs and organizations focusing on accounting, economics, marketing, finance, management, and more.

Beyond La Verne

Career advising is available to students and recent graduates through the college’s O’Brien Career Center. The center provides guidance for students and recent graduates in search of meaningful and rewarding careers by providing advising and career preparation resources.

Our graduates have launched careers in the business sector, financial institutions, government and nonprofit agencies in market analysis, business planning and development, international business, investments, and management. They work at organizations such as:

  • Bank of America
  • Amazon
  • Northrop Grumman
  • SoCal Gas
  • ADP
  • Southern California Edison
  • Federal Reserve
  • World Bank
  • IMF

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La Verne’s economics program has both fall and spring start dates; join the next cohort today!

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