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STEM Designation - The BS Econ and MA Econ programs at UMSL have been designated as STEM Programs (CIP Code: 450603: Econometrics and Quantitative Economics), effective Fall 2019. This reclassification entitles certain F1 visa holders to additional OPT benefits. Learn more here.

Welcome to UMSL Economics!

Economics is about decision-making. We make decisions every day in our personal lives and in business. Economics focuses on trade-offs and unintended consequences when we make decisions. Our students acquire knowledge and a versatile set of skills that are highly valued in the workplace, as evidenced by the  strong placements of our graduates .

At UMSL's Department of Economics, you'll find strong student-faculty relationships, peer mentoring, attentive advisers, and coursework that gets you where you want to be.

Undergraduates may earn a  BA in Economics , a  BS in Economics  (more quantitative), as well as earn additional distinction with a  Certificate in Applied Econometrics and Data Analysis . The department also offers an  MA in Economics  and a very popular dual BS/MA  program. The BS and MA programs are designated as STEM programs. And UMSL Economics is part of the brand new BS Actuarial Science Degree program.

A unique feature of our department is the opportunity to take a large number of courses in applied economics and data analysis in addition to traditional economics coursework.

Explore our website to learn more about our full academic offerings and then visit us in person at the department's main office (408 SSB), stop by the Economics Resource Center (452 SSB) to meet current students or Contact Us.