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Idaho State University

Major in Economics

What will happen next in the economy? Financiers, politicians and journalists all turn to economists for the answer. In our program, students will study how scarce resources are allocated to maximize well-being, why prices fluctuate and where and why individuals spend money. For students, an economics degree opens up a variety of career options and a major stepping-stone into higher-level degrees such as law school.

Learn more about the study of economics, careers, and preparing for graduate school from the American Economic Association (AEA).

As an economics major, students also have the opportunity to take advantage of the Flexible BBA, allowing them to double major in management, marketing, finance or economics with little to no extra courses. 

Economics Snapshot

Our economics majors enjoy a low student to teacher ratio, for a more hands-on and one-on-one approach to their education.

Current Catalog


Learn more about what a degree in economics entails with course descriptions and example programs of study.

Our Faculty

The economics department is home to a group of highly research-driven faculty all of which are Ph.D. qualified.

Alumni & Careers

Where could a degree in economics take you? Learn more about the salary outlook, potential careers and where our alumni have landed.