A Field of Study with Global Impact

Economics is a social science that deals with many of the most difficult problems of our time, such as inflation, unemployment, pollution, and poverty. As a problem-based discipline, the study of economics enables students to acquire the analytical skills and methodology applicable to a variety of career options. Economics graduates are in demand in such fields as banking, finance, insurance, and in government and industry. In addition, training in economics provides an excellent background for professional education in law and in graduate schools of business and public administration. Check out the American Economic Association’s reasons for studying economics!

Essential & Foundational
Economics deals with the most difficult issues of our time. It is the key to understanding the forces driving technological, political, and ideological change around the world. As a problem-based discipline, students acquire the analytical mindset and skills applicable to a wide variety of careers in both the private and public sectors.

Economics faculty teaching a class at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Student working in class.

Cutting-Edge Curriculum
The Data Analytics concentration offers an in-depth exploration of the interplay of business economics and data, skills that are in demand by employers in the private and public sectors. Because most graduate schools require calculus-based statistics and computer programming experience, this is an attractive option for students who may pursue a PhD in economics.

Future-Proof Skills
Technological innovation increases demand those with data analysis expertise. University of Michigan-Flint’s faculty experts helps students develop the aptitude and ability to apply the technical know-how needed to take advantage of these opportunities.

Economics Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Catalog Description
The study of economics at UM-Flint offers students the opportunity to study theory, analytics, and social sciences. Explore more about this flexible academic opportunity.

Learn more about the Honors track offered.

Bachelor of Science in Economics

Catalog Description
For students intent on pursuing graduate school, the Bachelor of Science in Economics provides a more challenging experience that offers excellent preparation for their future.

Learn more about the Honors track offered.


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What will your experience as an economics major look like with UM-Flint? We’ve developed major maps to help you learn what to expect during each stage of your studies. These maps share year-by-year information like class selection, extra-curricular opportunities, career preparation, and more. Download the map and start charting your course to success.

Kristin Thorin

Kristin Thorin
Economics 2011

“What I valued most about my experience as an economics student at UM-Flint was the small class sizes and opportunity to interact with my professors and classmates. While economics can be a challenging degree, I always felt supported by the department staff and my classmates; which I don’t think I would have found anywhere else.”

Kristin is currently a Senior Program Manager at the American Hospital Association (AHA). y. In her current role, she supports policy and advocacy efforts for the AHA’s physician agenda.

Advising Services

At the University of Michigan-Flint, we are proud to have many dedicated advisors who are the experts students can rely upon to guide their educational journey. Explore all the possible pathways for your future, and book an appointment today.

In addition to academic advising, the College of Arts & Sciences provides extensive career advising services to help you define a clear path for your career. Contact Myesha Cannon through Handshake to schedule your career coaching appointment.

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