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​Master skills that are applicable to a wide range of career options

Department of Economics student

Economics will teach you to think critically and analytically, giving you the skills needed to analyze data and communicate findings to a wide array of constituents. The Department of Economics will give you the tools to diagnose complex problems, develop innovative solutions and make a business case for those solutions in any industry — business, government or nonprofit.

Relevant coursework

You'll learn about economic phenomena and the theories that explain it. By studying the broader historical and social context in which economics is applied, you'll have the skills to address problems in a changing national and global economy. Courses cover a range of topics such as international trade, urban economics, economic history, the role of the government in the economy, money and banking, economic development, labor markets, poverty, environmenta​l economics and gender.

"I enjoy being an economics major because it is such a versatile field of study and has helped to develop both my quantitative and critical thinking skills."  

Jenna (BA ’20, MS ’21)


Where Can Your Degree Take You?

Economics alumni are employed at:

  • European Central Bank
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • The Cato Institute
  • The Congressional Research Service
  • KPMG
  • CH Robinson
  • Ernst & Young
  • Allstate
  • Walgreens
  • Berkley Research Group LLC
  • Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services
  • Towers Watson
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Accuen
  • DC Fiscal Policy Institute
  • Peak6 Investments
  • Deloitte
  • UBS Global Asset Management
  • USDA
  • Worldwide Orphanage Relief Coalition

Economics Department
DePaul University 
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 6200
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8781

Department Chair
Anthony LoSasso
(312) 362-8781

Business Manager
Steve Carlton
(312) 362-5678