Department of Economics
The Economics Department at San José State University has one core mission: to train both graduate and undergraduate students in the economic way of thinking and market process. Our internationally recognized faculty will guide your exploration of economic theory, equipping you with the analytical decision-making skills to prepare you to succeed in careers in business, public policy, government service, data management, as well as providing a solid foundation for future doctoral studies in economics.
At the undergraduate level, we offer both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences degrees, as well as an Economics minor. The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree is designed for those who plan to study economics at the graduate level, or to find jobs working as an economist or in closely related fields. Plus, an economics minor is a great addition for any major.
At the graduate level, we offer an MA program in Economics, with an optional concentration in Applied Economics. Because we offer a terminal Masters degree program, we are uniquely equipped to prepare students to face the business world. Our MA program allows you and your academic advisor to tailor a course of study to fits your need, and our MA program in Applied Economics is custom tailored to prepare you for applied careers.
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The Economics Department is proud to offer several opportunities for students to: engage in research or teaching projects, earn credit for work in an economic-related field through internships, or travel to professional and academic conferences. Learn about our programs, including scholarships, awards and honors.
The Spartan Experimental Economics Lab (SEEL) at San José State University is a state-of-the-art lab committed to the rigorous exploration of a diverse set of economic and social sciences topics.