Majoring in economics
The famous British economist Alfred Marshall wrote: "Economics is a study of mankind in the ordinary business of life." You will find that an economics major prepares you for many careers because economics offers a clear, concise, and rigorous way of thinking about the ordinary business of life. Job recruiters and graduate admissions committees are favorably inclined toward economics majors.
One enduring strength of economics is its logical, ordered way of looking at problems and issues. Economics is at the same time the most applied, most quantitative, and most scientific of the social sciences and the most theoretical of business subjects. It draws on history, philosophy, and mathematics to confront topics ranging from how households or businesses can make solid decisions to societal issues such as unemployment, inflation, crime, and environmental decay.