Build your ideal college education — and career — while gaining insight into human behavior with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Central Missouri. It’s a common misconception that economics focuses on numbers and models. What is economics, really? It’s the study of how individual choices — the person-to-person interactions that happen in each of our lives dozens of times a day — literally shape the world around us.
The major in Economics at UCM is an extremely flexible program with several interesting electives. This enables you to tailor your degree to your specific interests and career goals, opening the door for future opportunities.
Get the job you want and the promotions you deserve
When you major in Economics at UCM, you gain valuable critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, preparing you for success in whatever career you choose. Companies in all fields want employees who know how to evaluate alternatives and make better choices. These qualities are why graduates with an Economics bachelor’s degree have the potential to be promoted more quickly and earn higher incomes relative to other majors.
AACSB-accredited degree program
Small class sizes, personalized attention
Ideal for transfer students
Flexible course options
Low tuition, high earning potential
Undergraduate research opportunities
Major in Economics at UCM to build valuable critical-thinking and business management skills that will serve you well on nearly any career path. With more free electives than any other business major at UCM, the bachelor’s degree in Economics offers numerous ways to tailor this in-demand undergraduate program to your interests.
Economics majors at the University of Central Missouri have the opportunity to apply micro and macroeconomic theory to relevant, interesting topics, use our fully equipped lab to design and perform their own experiments and participate in undergraduate research with our expert faculty. Discover the value of an Economics degree by taking courses such as:
UCM values experiential, hands-on learning and encourages Economics majors to get involved with on- and off-campus opportunities for professional growth.
An Economics bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Missouri opens the door to a variety of fields. The quantitative research methods, tools for problem solving and skills in analyzing data that you’ll learn are invaluable in today’s job market. Economics majors pursue careers in everything from criminal justice to agricultural science and are well-equipped for success as entrepreneurs or business managers.
A bachelor’s degree in Economics is also excellent preparation for graduate study. Law, economics, finance, marketing and management are popular fields of graduate study for Economics majors.
Earn more with a degree in Economics from UCM
Use our interactive tool below to learn more about career and salary trends for Economics majors.
If you’re transferring to the University of Central Missouri, a major in Economics may be an ideal choice for you. Numerous free-choice electives are built into our bachelor’s program. This flexibility makes it easier to count prior credits toward your undergraduate degree.
As a UCM transfer student with a major in Economics, you’ll be able to:
Choosing to major in Economics at the University of Central Missouri is a smart choice for your financial future. We have low tuition fees and a reputation in thoroughly preparing students for the job market. Let us help you realize your strong earning potential, so you can pave a clear path to success.
We offer many options to finance your degree in Economics. The majority of our students receive some form of financial aid, and we have a recognized commitment to low student debt. UCM believes that a high-quality education should be accessible to everyone.
Economics majors may also be eligible for these exclusive financial awards:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Take your degree further.
Economics majors frequently enter the job market after graduation, though some choose to pursue graduate study in Economics, Finance and other disciplines, including: