Why Study Economics?

Thinking like an economist demands logic, an appreciation for complexity, the ability to use information, creativity, and moral reasoning. Economics is central to the liberal arts and equips you to face the challenges of the larger world by teaching you how to think critically and make ethical and well-informed decisions.

Economics is also inherently interdisciplinary and complements many other majors, including political science, management, mathematics, environmental studies, and international studies.

If you have a desire to make sense of the world—and to position yourself for a broad range of possible careers—consider an economics major or minor.

Why Study Economics at Luther?

Luther’s economics program emphasizes applied problem-solving and creative reasoning, skills which will take you far as you look beyond your Luther career. Our graduates are consistently hired by recognized companies and admitted into top law schools, business schools, and graduate programs.

Our economics program is designed to be accessible to students across the campus, and in many courses professors are intentional about making connections to other disciplines.

At Luther, you’ll have the opportunity to work one-on-one with your professors and undertake a senior project that helps you develop presentation skills and other skills useful after graduation. Your professors will simultaneously challenge and support you—pushing you to do your best work.

Faculty have played a major role in my journey as a student here. They’ve helped me decide on my majors, learn about opportunities both during and after college, and helped me improve my academic performance. —Josefina Soares '18

You’ll make connections with students from around the globe, as the economics program includes a higher than average number of international students. Think of it as a foretaste of working in a global economy.

Steve Holland
Steve Holland

I’m most interested in questions about how people act when economic and legal institutions don’t fit their needs.

—Steve Holland, Associate Professor of Economics