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- Fields traditionally entered by economics majors are law, politics, banking, academia and government service.
- Our department is known as an outpost of the University of Chicago economics department.
- In 1997 the Templeton Foundation cited Clemson as one of a handful of departments that “set examples for others to emulate” for the excellence of its undergraduate program.
- We have partnered with two European universities to offer undergrads an opportunity to earn two degrees while studying abroad.
Economics is a way of thinking about every aspect of human behavior. Clemson's economics major offers a broad view of the discipline while focusing on its traditional values. Your classes and professors will teach you how to be adept at thinking logically, which prepares you for success in any occupation. Most of our professors are followers of the Chicago school of economics, which favors free markets over government intrusion in the economy. Most commonly, our graduates’ first jobs are in banking and finance, and many hold management and marketing positions. Our alumni also hold key positions in government at both the state and federal levels. No matter whether you have dreams of studying law, working in business or leading our country, you will leave this program with a thorough understanding of business, society and public policy.