A bachelor’s degree in economics at Truman provides you with a toolkit for thinking about the world around you. Learning to focus on life’s questions from a variety of viewpoints enhances your ability to analyze complex data, a skill that’s increasingly valued in a data-driven world. You examine economic theory, 行为动机, 伦理的挑战, and trade-offs in settings such as labor supply, 消费模式, 医疗保健选择, 能源使用. Since you can apply what you learn to so many subjects, many economics students complete a double major.


This versatile major opens the door to a variety of career options and is excellent preparation for law school, 工商管理硕士学位, and many other professional careers. You also build a strong foundation for furthering your studies in finance, 数学, 保险精算学, healthcare administration, 和更多的.


  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
  • 波音公司
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Federal Reserve Bank of St. 路易
  • Missouri Public Service Commission
  • 富国银行(Wells Fargo)
  • United States Agency for International Development

Notable graduate and professional schools:

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Illinois
  • 密苏里大学
  • Washington University in St. 路易
  • University of California – Berkeley
  • 杜克大学
  • 芝加哥大学
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学习术语, 工具, and concepts basic to modern economic analysis covering topics including supply and demand analysis; consumption, 生产, and cost theories; externalities, 公共物品, and government response; national income accounting, 生产力, and economic growth; labor markets and employment; economic fluctuations and monetary and fiscal policy; and finally international trade.
探索理论, 技术, and applications of econometrics with a focus on the assumptions and methods of estimation; on hypothesis testing and on the forecasting of economic regression models.
Study simple and multiple linear regression, correlation, and time series.
Learn about the development of economic thought from past to present with a focus on the analytical innovations in economic thought, beginning with the Greeks and extending to contemporary thinkers.
Examine some of the major problems associated with the use and conservation of natural resources and environmental quality, the relationship of the political-economic system to environmental and natural resource problems and possible solutions to resource and environmental problems.
探索 the basis for international trade by focusing on traditional trade theory: Ricardian and Heckscher-Ohlin models, growth and technological change and factor mobility. Other topics of discussion include commercial policy, 经济一体化, and the relationship between trade and economic growth and development.




You can work with an economics faculty mentor for in-depth exploration of a topic of your choosing which can lead to better advising 和更多的 personalized and detailed letters of recommendation.



Departmental internships provide the chance to further develop both your critical-thinking and networking capabilities.

学生 on study abroad trip


在杜鲁门, you can take advantage of both solo and faculty-led study abroad opportunities to enhance your knowledge and experience. All economics majors are encouraged to pursue study abroad, especially if you're interested in international business or foreign policy.




You can customize your academic experience to fit your professional aspirations. Academic advising from our academic advisor and faculty can provide help setting goals, selecting and registering for classes, 探索节目, and evaluating career ideas.


Riley decided to major in economics after discovering how he could apply it to different areas of life and his future career as a lawyer.

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