Economic Issues Undergraduate Certificate

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Why Choose Economic Issues?

An education in economics provides you with a solid foundation for a career in business, government, or with a nonprofit organization. In this program, you will study how societies, governments, businesses, households, and individuals create, use, manage, and distribute resources.

This certificate program focuses on using economics to understand and come up with solutions to the important issues in today’s society. You will study things like the economics of poverty, discrimination, diversity, law, regional and urban systems, international policy, or the political economy of women.


Our bachelor graduates from the Department of Economics have gone on to work in businesses across many industries, in governmental agencies, and in the nonprofit sector. Our students who graduated from 2013–2015 have an 80 percent placement by date of graduation and 88 percent three months after graduation. The starting average salary of those graduates was $49,300.

Our graduates work for:

  • Choice Comfort Services, INC
  • Fastenal Company
  • Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation
  • LexisNexus
  • McGohan-BraBender, INC
  • ProEnergy Services, LLC
  • Reynolds and Reynolds
  • Social Security Administration
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • Sprint Corporation
  • UBS–The Bradley Financial Group
  • United Parcel Service
  • U.S. Bancorp
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Our graduates work as:

  • Account specialist
  • Claims representatives
  • Financial controllers
  • Financial reporting analyst
  • Inside sales representative
  • Investment analyst
  • Investment banking analyst
  • Marketing analysts
  • Production supervisor
  • Program manager
  • Regional sales managers
  • Sales development representatives
  • Universal bankers

Real-World Experience

You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of economics allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations. Our award-winning faculty also work on cutting-edge research projects at the local, national, and global level.

Academics and Curriculum

View economics issues certificate program requirements in the Academic Catalog.


If you are not a current student, please first submit the application in the Admissions Portal and select your student type as non-degree seeking, then complete the economic issues certificate application (DOCX), and return it to

If you are a current student, please complete the economic issues certificate application (DOCX) and return it to or submit in 290 Rike Hall.

Program Outcomes

If you complete this program, you will receive a certificate in economic issues. You will take 18 credit hours in economics classes focused on critical economic issues. This certificate is a valuable addition to nearly any other major and can be completed in addition to another major or by a returning non-degree student.


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