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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.


2022 Career Day 


Kennadi Haythorne, BS 2020, Investment Advisor Service Associate, Correct Capital Wealth Management
David Becker, BS 2012, Lead Product Owner at World Wide Technology
Brandon, Giesegh, BS/MA 2015, Manager, Supply Chain Analytics at SCM Connections


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 BS Actuarial Science Degree program and the BS Data Science & Analysis (econ emphasis area) 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.


Kristen McDonald (BS 2024) and current MA economics student featured in the May 2024 UMSL Daily about decision to pursue the new BS in Data Science & Analysis with an emphasis in Economics.

Jordan Franks, UMSL Econ Alum, Launches Taste of Jack’s Salsa

UMSL Econ Student-Alumni-Faculty-Friends picnic on Sunday, October 15th,

Noon – 3 p.m. at Irv Zeid Park in Olivette.


UMSL Econ 2023 Alumni Panel 

In July 2023 Barb Flowers (BS  1990, MA 1999) talked to NPR About Barbie and Women’s Careers.

New graduate Imogen Bennett grows through experiences on soccer field and in school at UMSL

UMSL ECON MA 2022 grad Joel Fecke landed plum data science position at SAS upon graduation.

Huge congratulations to Marcela Manjarrez, BS 1998, who received a 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award from UMSL at the 2022 Founder’s Celebration.

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UMSL Tutoring Lab (Sharon G. Levin Economic Resource Center) featured in UMSL Daily, 12/13/21: Read More

Mentors, friends shape economics graduate Alyssa Leibold’s experience at UMSL: Read More

Update on the F.A. Hayek Masters in Economics Student Assistantship Award

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