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Students can complete 2-3 years of coursework at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to finish their economics degree.

The economics major provides skills that prepare students well for practically any career, including the ability to conceptualize and solve problems, the ability to quickly find, organize and use relevant information, and develops analytical ability. Students with career interests not directly in economics should also consider economics as a major.

Career Opportunities

A major in economics is excellent preparation for many careers. Employers are interested in potential employees who can conceptualize and solve problems, can quickly find, organize and use relevant information and have analytical ability. These skills are emphasized in economics. 

Economics classes deal with vital current topics that are relevant to many careers, such as: our financial and banking system, environmental problems and policies, the economic relations between the United States and foreign countries, government spending and taxation policies, why the standard of living is so much lower in third world countries than in the United States, and urban development and public policies in housing, transportation, and welfare.