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Program Overview

The undergraduate program in Economics at the University of Montana equips students with quantitative, research, and writing skills that are highly marketable and can be applied in a wide variety of settings. In fact, economics is among the top ten college majors in terms of average starting salary earned. Many of our economics majors choose careers in business, government or the non-profit sector, while others move on to advanced degrees in economics, law, and public policy.

We invite you to explore the links for specific information on major and minor degree requirements, tutoring, useful data sets, internships, syllabi, and much more. We hope this site provides answers to most of your questions regarding our program, but please feel free to stop by if you'd like additional information. We are located on the fourth floor of the Liberal Arts Building, and you'll find our Undergraduate Program Advisor, Stacia Graham, in the main office, LA 407.

The department offers both a major and a minor in economics. The major requires 36 economics credits, including fourteen numbered 300 and above, as well as introductory calculus and statistics. With the guidance of an Economics faculty member, all econ majors also produce a senior thesis. A minor in economics requires four core introductory and intermediate economics classes, along with six additional economics credits of 300 and above. For further information, please see the links to the right.

The economics department also collaborates on the interdisciplinary minors in Climate Change Studies and International Development Studies.