Why You Should Choose Economics

Declare an Economics Major
Stop by the Department of Economics at 415 Snow Hall for a major declaration form and to see an advisor. 
Advisors and Advisors Office Hours

Undergraduate Program Director
Brian Staihr
Office: 415C Snow Hall
Phone: (785) 864-2864
 
 
  • The Faculty
    Economics faculty members bring a wealth of professional experience and research expertise to KU. They also pride themselves on being accessible to undergraduate students, and all faculty members play an important role in advising. 
  • KU Enrichment
    The university’s excellent faculty and wide variety of courses have attracted national attention. Students and teachers from around the world will introduce you to a diversity of cultures and viewpoints. You will be able to choose from hundreds of lectures, plays, concerts, and student activities that will make your undergraduate years more rewarding and enjoyable. The Lied Center Series includes the Concert Series, Swarthout Chamber Music Series, New Directions Series, Broadway and Beyond Series, and the Lied Family Series, bringing outstanding performers to KU each year. KU’s proximity to Kansas City will offer you big-city advantages in addition to the small-town atmosphere of Lawrence.
  • The Department 
    The research interests and areas of expertise of the faculty members of KU’s Department of Economics range from broad theoretical and policy applications to economic history to theoretical statistics. The professional experiences of members of the faculty include consultation to the World Bank and research and consulting connections to KU’s Institute for Public Policy and Business Research. 
  • Job Opportunities

              Students who pursue economics degrees at KU have found employment in a wide variety of industries, reflecting the broad appeal of an econ major (or minor).  
              A sampling of the employers where our recent graduates can now be found includes:

             Waddell & Reed-Overland Park
             Cerner-Kansas City
             PricewaterhouseCoopers-New York

             Westar Energy-Topeka
             FDIC-Washington DC
             KeyBank-Overland Park
             CNA Insurance-Chicago
             Lexmark Enterprise Software-Lawrence
             Bloomberg-New York
             talentReef Software-Denver
             CVS (Corporate)-Rhode Island
             Bank of America, New York
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            The Kansas University Career Center helps economics students find career-related summer and part-time positions as well as full-time employme

           Job Resources Center.


Economics Jobs
 
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