Enroll at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and receive the best value possible from
your undergraduate education while earning your Big Ten degree!
As an economics major you will take a well-rounded blend of courses and concentrate
on one or two specialized areas of economics including economic theory, comparative
international and regional development; econometrics; quantitative economics; economic
education; economic history; institutional economics; industrial organization and
regulation; international trade and finance; labor economics; monetary economics;
and public finance.
You may build depth into your program by taking additional courses in your area
of interest in economics or you may wish to complement your economics major by completing
a second major. For example, a student planning a career in the foreign service
would benefit most from courses in international economics. A prospective corporate
lawyer might take courses in industrial organization or public finance. Someone
planning to get an MBA should take intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics.
A future urban planner would benefit from a course in regional development.
You may also consider completing a minor. A minor in mathematics, for example, can
help you develop the quantitative and problem-solving skills used by economists.
A careful choice of a second major or a minor can help prepare you for the job market
and graduate programs.
Because of the extensive variety of courses, areas and options, your advisor will
help you determine which courses are best for your career goals. Talking with professors,
fellow students, and visiting professionals will also help you make these decisions.