Looking for a business degree with the flexibility to accommodate your wide-ranging interests? You found it. The B.A. in Economics from Penn State Behrend examines economics relationships from the perspectives of both business and public policy. That means you’ll take courses in business and also in arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social and behavioral sciences.
The decision-making skills that Economics majors learn are needed across all sectors and segments of our economy, so you’ll find employment opportunities in government, business, manufacturing, finance, banking, labor organizations, and academia.
Why Penn State Behrend?
At Penn State Behrend, you’ll learn from our experienced faculty in small classes—meaning your professors will get to know you and your career goals. You’ll also have opportunities for real-world experiences, including undergraduate research projects and internships.
One chance for real-world learning is close at hand, thanks to Behrend’s Economics Research Institute of Erie. As an Economics student, you’ll have the chance to work closely with institute faculty members to gather, analyze, and report on data used to forecast shifts in the region’s economy.