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The UMBC Department of Economics offers a wide array of programs, so that students have an opportunity to tailor a course of study to suit their needs.

  • You may pursue a major in Economics or Financial Economics.
    • The B.A. in Economics and the B.S. in Financial Economics both provide a traditional foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. Students in these programs learn a way of thinking that facilitates problem solving, and enables them to explore issues related to economics, finance, politics, and life in general, in an organized and productive manner.
  • You may combine your major in Economics or Financial Economics with a certificate in Administrative Sciences
    • The Administrative Sciences program offers certificates organized around skills-oriented courses. The liberal arts majors in economics and financial economics develop students' ability to think creatively and independently. The certificate programs develop specific applied skills. Such a combination makes students attractive job candidates in today's dynamic economy.
  • You may apply to the accelerated program for the Master of Arts in Economic Policy Analysis and possibly complete a Bachelor's and Master's degree in as few as five years.
    • Professionals in the public and private sectors face increasing amounts of information and data that must be reviewed and analyzed. In the Bachelor's/Master's program leading to the Master of Arts in Economic Policy Analysis, students hone their existing analytical skills, and learn empirical techniques necessary to use this information and data for the purposes of policy design and analysis.
  • Whatever your major, you may pursue a minor in Economics or International Economics.
    • A minor may be a valuable supplement to a major in another discipline.
  • Whatever your major, you may pursue a certificate in Aministrative Sciences.
    • Many students in disciplines other than economics pursue a certificate in Administrative Sciences for the same reasons that the department's majors do. Certificates are offered in Finance, Management Science, Personnel and Industrial Psychology, Public Administration and Policy, and MBA Preparatory Studies.
Main Office: PUP 338
Phone: 410-455-2160
Department Website:
Department Head: Dr. Scott Farrow
Sample Resumés: Financial Economics

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