Economics Bachelor's Degree Overview
Undergraduates in The University of Toledo’s economics bachelor’s degree program study the national economy and individual markets. What sets UT’s program apart from others is the opportunities undergraduates have to do research — and even get it funded.
Change is a constant in today’s work environment. Economics is the kind of “big picture” major that is useful in many careers and as preparation for graduate programs, including law school.
UToledo’s faculty members in the Department of Economics don’t give you the answers. They teach you to consider a problem, analyze data and use critical thinking skills to appraise costs and benefits. These skills are useful in any career field, whether you go into business, government or nonprofit management.
Economics Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- Undergraduate research opportunities. Not many universities offer their economics students the chance to do individualized research with faculty. UToledo students often apply for and receive funding for their research and present their results at conferences. Our economics department also offers scholarships for summer research. This research experience plays a critical role in the acceptance of UT economics students into leading graduate programs or in landing prestigious jobs in industry.
- Award-winning faculty. The Department of Economics takes great pride in the teaching excellence of its faculty. They have won university awards, such as The University of Toledo's Outstanding Teaching Award and Master Teacher Award.
- Marketable skills. UToledo economics majors have strong communication skills. They learn to analyze economic data in consistent, precise and understandable terms. This gives UT graduates an ideal background for many business, government, legal and academic careers. Annual starting salaries for those with a bachelor’s degree in economics is about $54,000.
- A great pre-law track. Economics majors consistently score higher on the LSAT (the test for entrance into law school) than other majors.
UToledo economics graduates have analytical skills, strong quantitative backgrounds and excellent communication skills. These skills apply to a wide variety of jobs in many fields and provide great career flexibility.
- Financial analyst
- Senior incentives supervisor
- Business analyst
- Marketing director
- Data scientist
- Health economist
- Legal consultant
"What I learned at The University of Toledo was very beneficial to my job now and prepared me to be a major contributor to the state right out of school. Probably one of the best life decisions I have made. … I know the benefits of the program and enjoyed every second of it."
John Etnier, ’15, Tax and Revenue Analyst, State Budget Agency, Indiana
Economics Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
UToledo’s Department of Economics offers a wide variety of courses in economics. Many of our students double major or minor in other subjects.
Economic Bachelor’s Degree Sample Courses
- Economics of Sports
- Environmental Economics
- Economics of Crime
- Economics of Gender
- Applied Econometrics
- Monetary Theory