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- Career Options: Students with an economics background are well equipped for a wide variety of careers in both the public and private sectors. Opportunities include work as a consultant, government fiscal research, business administration, finance, and banking.
The Department of Economics at the University of Nevada, Reno is an “idea place,” and seeks to become an increasingly creative and valuable resource as it conducts teaching, research, and service activities.
Through its two undergraduate degree programs, its two master’s degree programs, its Ph.D. program, and its minor, the Department transfers existing economic ideas to students.”
Through basic and applied research, the Department’s faculty members create and develop ideas that push back the frontier of knowledge and assist public and private decision makers in practical ways. Through service to the community and to the economics profession, the Department seeks to be the “go to place” for creative and practical ideas.
Current students are encouraged to get regular advising and participate in the economic club to become more connected with the faculty and other students, and to learn more about the variety of doors further economics training can open.
Degrees in Economics
Minor in Economics: The Economics minor is designed to prepare students for positions as economic and statistical analysts in business, government and nonprofit organizations, and for the teaching profession.
Minor in Economic Policy: The Minor in Economic Policy is designed to prepare students for positions as economic and statistical analysts in policy and government organizations.
Bachelor of Arts in Economics: The Bachelor of Arts in Economics provides a strong foundation for graduate study and research in the fields of economics, business, public policy and law.
Bachelor of Science in Economics: The Bachelor of Science in Economics provides a strong foundation for graduate study and research in the fields of economics, business, public policy and law.
Master of Arts in Economics: The Master of Arts in Economics emphasizes technical, analytical, and quantitative skills, and provides the flexibility for students to choose a more policy-oriented or applied approach by allowing more electives.
Master of Science in Economics: The Master of Science in Economics is designed to provide the foundation students need to succeed in a Ph.D. program or jobs requiring intensive technical, analytical, and quantitative skills.
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics: The Doctor of Philosophy in Economics offered by the Department of Economics at the University of Nevada, Reno is an applied graduate program based on strong theoretical and quantitative foundations.