Economics studies how scarce resources can be used most effectively to address the pressing needs of society.  These needs include: promoting long-term sustainable growth and fighting hunger, joblessness, inequality, and discrimination.  Economics courses provide students with critical thinking skills, and with theoretical and applied tools for studying social problems and proposing informed, evidence-based policies.  Many economics majors go on to fulfilling careers in technology, business management, finance, government, and academia.  

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