Economics is concerned with how resources are allocated in production, prices are determined, incomes are distributed and growth occurs. Economists examine such issues as how fiscal and monetary policies affect prices and employment, the effect on international trade of international trade agreements and the international price of the dollar, the size and future composition of the labor force, the effects of government regulations on the price, quantity and quality of goods and services, and costs and benefits of environmental policies.


Economists are employed by private businesses, utilities, railroads, government at all levels, educational institutions, labor unions, trade associations and non-profit organizations. In businesses, economists’ duties include analyzing and forecasting industry and market conditions, and making recommendations and decisions relative to capital investments, marketing new products, employee compensation, and the impact of government regulation. In addition, economics is superb preparation for graduate work in areas such as business law, political science, international relations, gerontology, and public administration. Economics also is an excellent dual major or minor for many areas of study.


Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Bachelor of Science in Economics


Minors Offered

Economics Minor


Other information

All coursework taken for the Economics major or minor must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.



Arts and Sciences Advising Center, ASH 240





     Student Groups


Economics Club

The main purpose of the UNO Economics Club (Econ Club, for short) is to increase awareness and knowledge of economic issues among Econ Club members and the overall UNO community.  The organization also provides a venue for student-members to examine issues related to academic success, career success, and related matters.  The organization shall work towards increasing the membership’s engagement with the Omaha community.