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What is economics?

The study of how people use their resources. Economists consider a range of factors, among them labor, land, investment, money, income, taxes, interests and spending.

Why economics at OSU?

Our program will equip you with the analytical tools required for conducting high-quality research and applying economic principles to decisions made in business, government and daily life. Our students develop a fundamental understanding of human behavior and master analytical techniques required to expand knowledge in the industry and research sectors.

Career Paths

With a degree in economics, you can be prepared for entry into professional schools' (business, law, medicine) graduate programs or entry-level positions in the private, government and non-profit sectors. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:


  • The department also offers the Bachelor of Science in Economics through the Spears School of Business where students combine studies of economics with business courses in marketing, management, accounting and other business disciplines.

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