General Information:
Unlike popular belief, economics is not simply the study of money. From Greek oikos, "house ", and nomos, "rule", hence "study of household management "; it is a social science that studies the production, distribution, trade and consumption of goods and services.

The Economics degree of UCCS analyzes the way in which society uses its scarce resources, such as land, labor, raw materials, machinery and equipment, to produces goods and services in an effective manner.

Economists contribute to the formulation of new ideas and economic theory, as well as practical solutions of current problems. Their research focuses on topics such as inflation, wage differentials, unemployment, economic growth and tax policy and how to adjust them to affect everyone, from small private corporations to government agencies.

Career Possibilities:

Commodities Trader
Financial Investment Analyst
Investment Banking Analyst
Market Research Analyst
Rate Analyst
Treasury Management Specialist
Financial Aid Director
Urban Planner
System Analyst
Securities Broker
Institutional Researcher
Claims Adjuster
Lobbying Researcher
Benefits Administrator
Cost Analyst


Applicable UCCS Graduate Programs:

Masters of Arts in History

Masters of Arts in Communication


Masters of Arts in Public Affairs

Masters of Arts in Sociology


Median Annual Salary for Economists: $68,550

Median Annual Salary for Entry-level employees:

Bachelor's Degree: $23,442

Bachelor'’s Degree with superior academic record: $29,037

Master's Degree: $35,519

Ph.D. $42,976

Advanced Degree and Experience: $51,508

Median Annual Salary for Government Employees: $81,852

Employment in 2002: 16,000

Projected Growth: Average (10-20%)

Projected Need for 2002-2012: 7,000 additional employees

UCCS Clubs:

A-Counting Club (ACC)
AYI Investment Club
Delta Sigma Pi (Co-ed Professional Business Fraternity)


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