The Economics Degree Program at UMSL prides itself on a student-mentoring environment where students interact with faculty both in and out of the classroom.
Those that earn a economics degree in economics from the University of Missouri–St. Louis are in high demand in a wide variety of occupations in business and government and are also sought after by law schools, MBA programs and other graduate programs in economics.
The members of UMSL's economics faculty are nationally recognized scholars who take teaching as seriously as their research. Additionally, faculty members actively participate in community service, address local citizen and business groups and act as consultants for public service groups and local governing bodies.
Economic classes are small and student-faculty interaction is not only encouraged but also, cultivated. To maintain such interactions, the Department of Economics features the Economics Resource Center, which regularly provides course work assistance and a place for economics students to gather, think, learn and socialize.
UMSL's Department of Economics houses a BA in economics, which offers a liberal arts orientation of economics, and the BS in Economics, which places emphasis on developing the analytical and quantitative skills used in economic analysis.
UMSL's graduate program in economics leads to an MA degree, which includes course work in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory and econometrics with emphasis areas in international finance, public finance, labor, urban and natural resource economics and monetary theory. UMSL also offers a dual-degree BS/MA, which allows students to complete both a BS and an MA in economics in five years.
The University of Missouri–St. Louis is the largest public research university located in Missouri's most populous and economically important region. Founded in 1963, we enroll nearly 17,000 students, and we are home to more than 1,400 faculty members.