Economists study how people make decisions and the consequences of those decisions:
Economics provides a unified framework to think about choices, their consequences, and the ability of policy makers to change outcomes.
Although our major provides specific skills in certain areas, such as econometrics, the key piece of intellectual capital acquired by our majors is a well-honed skill for critical thinking, especially with regard to problems that involve data and quantitative methods.
These skills are rewarded well. Economics major score the second highest of any major on the LSAT score, and earn the fifth highest starting salaries and mid-career earnings in 2009 (behind four areas of engineering).
The Miami Economics Department offers three undergraduate degrees:
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