Degrees: B.S.E., B.A.

A degree in Economics will allow you to pursue economics from a general angle while providing flexibility for additional majors and minors that correlate to this field.

Why Study This Program?

Explore complex topics like international trade, health care and the environment through the lens of Economics at Millersville University. You will learn about product, stock, financial and labor markets; and how to apply economic theory to help solve some of the world's problems like inequality, malnutrition, illiteracy and climate change. There's much to explore in the Department of Economics at Millersville University, which is growing, and is committed to offering students a range of programs to fit their needs and prepare them for further study, or to enter a variety of careers. 

Economics students can choose concentrations in General Economics, Financial Economics, Political Economics and Quantitative Economics. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics. Students can also opt to become a social studies teacher through the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (B.S.E.) with a certification in Social Studies. This pursuit equips students to teach 7-12 graders about economics, history, geography or government. 

Students are encouraged to tailor their studies by focusing on topics of interest like politics, law, economic development, human resources, labor relations, corporate finance, cultural development and more. Minors in various departments can assist in this effort. 

“As an Economics major, my time at Millersville helped me build my investment acumen as well as helped me adjust from the college to corporate world.”

- Gina Grier | 2013

What Will You Learn?

Economics students receive personalized instruction in the classroom, individualized counsel outside of class, opportunities for hands-on experience, and counsel in career pursuits. Students are required to take an array of courses including macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, history of economic thought and government & political affairs courses. In addition to traditional classwork, students have the opportunity to complete two different types of student research within this field; an honors thesis or an original project through the Economics capstone course.  

The Economics department also encourages all majors to include a co-op/internship experience so that they may gain valuable real-world experience in the field of economics. Past students have interned for a variety of companies including Armstrong World Industries, British Petroleum, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Cardno ENTRIX, Franklin & Marshall Local Economy Center, Illuminas, Intel Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, Monsanto, Morgan Stanley, Social Security Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture.