Major or Minor in Economics


As an economics major, you will examine how the resources, goods and services we use to sustain and improve life are produced, exchanged and consumed. You'll gain an understanding of how economies work and develop on a variety of scales, and the consequences of economic policies and policy change around the world. You'll take into account the logic of individual choice and market forces as you explore tradeoffs inherent in addressing challenges confronting us today — problems like income inequality, food scarcity, industrial pollution, labor exploitation, resource depletion, climate change, and the rising cost of health care. An understanding of economics provides a strong foundation for anyone interested in understanding the causes and consequences of these critical issues facing society.

Why Study Economics at Clark?

  • Join a department with a tradition of innovative research and teaching extending back to Carroll Wright, the undergraduate college’s first president and the first U.S. Commissioner of Labor, who earned a reputation for extensive — and innovative — social surveys of the economic condition of working people at the turn of the 19th century.
  • Explore an unusual variety of courses of substantial breadth and depth, with special strengths in international economics, spatial environmental economics, applied econometrics and development economics.
  • Participate in research and interact with doctoral students.
  • Customize the major to align with your personal interests and career or graduate school objectives.
  • Work hard and join our accelerated B.A./M.B.A program with the fifth year tuition-free for qualifying students.