Economics degrees and programs

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. Current students are encouraged to get regular advising, participate in the Economics club to become more connected with the faculty and other students, and to learn more about the variety of doors further opened with economics training.

We offer economics minors and majors, along with master's degree and doctoral degree programs. 

Our Mission

The Economics Unit at the University of Nevada, Reno strives to provide high quality education through our degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, undertake cutting-edge economics research, and assist public and private decision makers in practical ways. Consistent with our university's land-grant mission, we serve as a resource to the community through applied scholarship, outreach programs, and economic development. Examples include the University Center for Economic Development, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming.


Find out more about typical professions that our students embark on with their undergraduate degree in economics.

Math Camp

New graduate students are expected to participate in Math Camp, an intensive review/summary of the mathematics necessary for the Ph.D. core courses. 

Research & Working Papers

Discover research on a variety of topics including gaming, industry productivity, healthcare, economic development, and the economic benefits of natural resource and environmental management.

Seminar Series & Brown Bags

See the schedules for upcoming Seminar Series and Brown Bags brought to you by the Economics Department.