If you are interested in how and why people make the choices they make then economics is your degree. As a combination of psychology, finance, business, and government, a degree in economics is incredibly useful and can lead to many interesting career choices.

Economics is a social science and graduates with an “econ” degree are in high demand. It provides you with a useful skill set and background for careers in business, finance, banking, government policy, or development.

What Skills Will I Learn?

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Advanced problem solving
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Data analysis and modeling
  • Quantitative analysis and communication
  • Decision-making
  • Research

You will also have opportunities to learn in internships directly from professionals in businesses, firms, government leaders, and non-profits.


  • Economics


The University of St. Francis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

What Can You Do With This Degree?

You can do anything you set your mind to doing through the successful completion of this degree. You’ll also get the opportunity to interact with working entrepreneurs through the USF Business Incubator, where business startups collaborate and build their businesses in a co-working environment. The Business Incubator is sponsored and run by the College of Business & Health Administration at the St. Bonaventure Campus in downtown Joliet, just 50 minutes from Chicago.

Graduates of the USF Economics program are prepared equally for business and graduate school. You can take your degree as an entry ticket to careers in:

  • Banking
  • Marketing
  • Data management
  • Brokerage firms
  • Insurance
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