Overview

Why study economics?

Because it will give you the tools you need to understand our increasingly interconnected world.

Undergraduate Programs

The study of economics offers students insight into some of the most fundamental issues facing societies today: what goods and services should we produce, how should they be produced, and how should they be distributed around the world? Economics is outstanding preparation for a career in finance, business, policy analysis, international relations, or any other field that requires rigorous analytic thinking. It also makes an excellent foundation for graduate study in economics, business, law, political science, or public administration.

Courses for Nonmajors

ECON 104 is recommended for students who want only an introductory course. Students planning to teach social sciences should consult the School of Education. Students who plan to enter the School of Business in the junior year should consult the School of Business. Students who plan to enter the School of Journalism should consult the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Why study economics?

Because it will give you the tools you need to understand our increasingly interconnected world.

Graduate Programs

The economics department offers a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree and, in conjunction with the School of Law, a program in which one can earn the Master of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees. These programs help students prepare for careers in education, government, and business.

Contact Info

Department of Economics

Snow Hall
1460 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 415
Lawrence, KS 66045-7514
785-864-3501
http://www.economics.ku.edu/
Joseph Sicilian, Chair
785-864-3501

Department of Economics

Snow Hall
1460 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 415
Lawrence, KS 66045-7514
785-864-3501
http://www.economics.ku.edu/
Shu Wu, Director of Graduate Studies
785- 864-3501
Why KU
  • One of 34 public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 2nd in the nation for prestigious faculty Fulbright awards
  • 26 Rhodes scholars
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • One of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs. U.S. News and World Report