Economics Degrees

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, two master’s degree programs, Ph.D. program, and two minors, the Department transfers existing economic ideas to students.

Undergraduate Degrees

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

A Minor in Economics Policy will provide students with the skills necessary to make well-reasoned and informed monetary policy decisions.

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Designed to prepare students for positions as economic and statistical analysts in business, government and nonprofit organizations, and for the teaching profession. 

Bachelor of Science in Economics

Designed to prepare students for positions as economic and statistical analysts in business, government and nonprofit organizations, and for the teaching profession.

Graduate Degrees

Master of Arts in Economics

This program is designed to be a degree for individuals planning to seek employment after graduation in the fields of applied economics, finance, banking, or law, as well as other professions that require analytical and quantitative skills.

Master of Science in Economics

The Master of Science degree provides excellent preparation for those who are planning to pursue a Ph.D. in economics, finance, or a related field. 

PhD in Economics

A dynamic program with concentrations in applied microeconomics, business, environmental and resource, and urban and regional economics.