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Economics is a method of analyzing human behavior in environments subject to scarcity. As such, it provides insight into a wide range of social problems and issues, including unemployment, inflation, poverty, discrimination, international trade, the environment, and the role of government in society.

The Department of Economics offers a contemporary curriculum in economics within the framework of the liberal arts. Students will earn a B.S. degree in Economics and choose to major in Economics or Applied Economics. With an emphasis on writing, speaking, computing, quantitative methods, and other research skills, graduates of our program are equipped with a general education to lead productive lives in the twenty-first century. The College’s proximity to Washington, D.C. and a supportive local business community create stimulating internship opportunities. Students with superior academic records who complete original research projects are eligible for honors.

Where Are They Now?

UMW Economics alumni have gone off to do great things! Click the external link to view our story map and see all the wonderful things that alumni have achieved after leaving UMW!