- Why are some countries rich and others poor?
- What happened in 2008 to cause the worst recession since the 1930s?
- Why have income, wealth, health and educational opportunities become more unequally distributed over the past few decades?
- How does immigration affect job opportunities, wages and economic growth?
- How will the workforce and the nature of work itself be affected by advances in robotics, automation and artificial intelligence?
Economics can help answer these important questions. Through mastery of core concepts, theories and statistical methods, you’ll emerge with the economic reasoning and analytic capability to help businesses, nonprofit organizations or government agencies make better decisions.
Our program offers three majors (economics, BS; economics, BA; and international economics, BA) and two minors (economics and international economics). The three majors share a common core of micro and macroeconomic theory, plus a contending perspectives course highlighting the tacit worldviews that shape economists’ analytical and policy conclusions.
From investment banking to oil and gas to consulting, the economics mindset is strong preparation for many career fields. You could be a senior financial analyst for Goldman Sachs, teach next-gen econometricians or develop public policy on topics ranging from health care to crime.
Our distinctive curriculum produces skilled analysts who enjoy career flexibility, strong preparation for graduate and professional studies, and above-average earnings in fields including finance, energy, law, international affairs and more.
Expand your horizons with study abroad in more than 50 countries, plus service-learning trips overseas and internships around the globe.
At TCU, you’ll grow intellectually and personally, and you’ll also gain specific knowledge and skills for a successful career. You’ll learn by doing, stepping outside the classroom to turn your ideas into action. Internships are invaluable for helping sort out which career path most interests you.
Some economics majors use their skills on a daily basis at work, while others have jobs where their economic knowledge is called upon less often. But regardless of whether you have a job “doing economics,” the critical thinking skills you gain as an economics major are valuable to employers and transferable to many professional settings.