Department of Economics
The field is a method of studying humans using models and data; it is not a series of facts about the economy you memorize. While economics includes the study of what people buy and how products are produced, the field is far more expansive. Economics can be applied to numerous fields including art, education, law, medicine, psychology, sociology, and urban studies. Further, economics is the foundational science on which all business fields are built.
The department offers two graduate degrees, Master of Science and Master of Arts in Economics, and one undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a concentration in economics.
Additionally, UNO's College of Arts and Sciences offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science with a major in economics.
Our graduates have found employment in local, national and international businesses; the U.S. federal government; and other U.S. government agencies. Some of our graduates have started their own businesses and some have entered highly ranked Ph.D. and J.D. programs in the United States.