What You’ll Learn
Luther’s economics major will teach you economic theory. You’ll learn how to explain current events, policy, and problems in the world. You’ll practice analyzing economic data. You’ll discover how to use theory to assess economic arguments, opinions, and empirical evidence.
Our courses emphasize critical reasoning, problem-solving, and analytical skills. You’ll complete introductory coursework in economics (focusing on economic principles and methods) and electives to further expand your skills. The major culminates in an individual research project that will showcase your ability to apply economic theory and carry out economic analysis.
An economics major begins with foundational courses including macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics. It also includes upper-level courses on a variety of topics. A senior project must be completed by all economics majors.
An economics minor consists of learning the principles of economics. Courses will include macro- or microeconomics and three higher-level economics courses.
Careers and Outcomes
Representatives from businesses, government agencies, and other organizations visit the Luther campus throughout the year to actively recruit seniors for permanent employment and internships.
Many Luther economics majors go on to earn advanced degrees in economics or policy. Others earn professional degrees in fields such as law or business.
- Data science
- Computing/information systems (management, programming, sales)
- Financial planning
- Best Buy
- World Bank
- Willis Towers Watson
- Wells Fargo
- Mayo Clinic