Why Econ at E&H?

At E&H, Economics is housed in the Social Science Division. We do not study the economy as an isolated machine or a subset of business decision making. We study how our economy is interconnected to other social systems such as law, politics, business, labor, international trade and the environment. One unique quality of our program is that we incorporate several approaches to economics in our curriculum. So, we teach you several “ways of thinking” leaving you the freedom to make up your own mind. This also makes you a college graduate with a more flexible and creative intellect.

With that flexibility, Economics majors from Emory & Henry are graduating with confidence and high expectations! Perhaps it’s the individual attention every major receives as they navigate their course of study that convinces students they can indeed fulfill their life’s passion. Maybe it’s the problem based approach to upper level courses that challenges students to think outside the box and gives them the confidence to problem solve in the world of work. Or, perhaps it’s the liberal arts education with a grounding in quantitative skills. Regardless of the reason, Emory & Henry Economics majors have graduated and left campus heading for both public and private sector employment or graduate level training. Those entering the workforce are landing jobs in finance, health care, banking, regional economic development and business administration. Those continuing their education at the masters or graduate level in law school, social work, economics, and political science, have attended the University of Virginia, William & Mary, the University of Chicago, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Georgia. As you can see, Economics is a flexible major with broad application.

We don’t know what the world will look like when you graduate from college.  We do know a major in Economics at Emory & Henry is a launching pad to numerous career choices as well as a training ground for disruptive innovative thinking.  The type of thinking we need to solve 21st Century socio-economic problems.

World of Work

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title"/><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><ul><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Starting at the intro level, we assemble, analyze, and manipulate large data bases.</span></li><li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Invited career professionals often join us to share their expertise.  They even participate in a unique Econ tradition called, <em>The Fed Challenge</em>!</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Internships with local businesses and non-profits provide opportunities to use your economic lens and applied data skills to solve real problems.</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Capstone Seminar produces research artifacts for MBA and other graduate programs.</span></li></ul></div>

Handcraft this Major

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title"/><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><ul><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Choose a course pathway that fits your career aspirations and personal interests:</span><ul><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">ECON BA with Statistics and Applied Data Analytics</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2">ECON BA with Calculus (great for Econ or grad school) </li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2">ECON BA with Capstone Internship experience (great for business bound) </li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2">ECON BA with Senior Seminar (Research capstone project) </li></ul></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Choose the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, major (great for law school and graduate school)</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Add a Certificate in Applied Data Analysis.</span></li></ul></div>