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In addition to a liberal arts core curriculum, Economics majors prepare for their futures by completing a rigorous course load.
Requirements for a major in Economics.
Requirements for a minor in Economics.
Student Success
mid-career salary for Economics majors
of Marietta College graduates are either employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation
Economics majors take notes during an econ class.
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Two students walking in the rain while holding an umbrella in front of Erwin Hall on the Marietta College Campus
An economics major takes notes during an econ class.

What You'll Learn

Marietta’s economics program teaches you to look at the big picture and study the relationship between business and the economy. 

Valuable Experience

You will gain valuable experience through your senior research project as well as internships with our local, national, and international networks. Students work closely with faculty to produce scholarly research papers; many have presented their work at conferences and competitions.

Our students can also participate in the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley, a perfect opportunity to network and learn from visiting scholars and local business leaders.

Other Opportunities

Students who maintain high academic standing are eligible for induction into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society for Economics.

The College is home to the PioPitch and the PioBiz competitions. Students are invited to come up with big ideas, and then come up with a business plan to make them realities. Students with the best plans compete for company start-up money and further guidance from proven business leaders.

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Our graduates possess the ability to apply abstract principles to practical matters — and this skill set makes them highly sought after by employers and graduate programs.

Outcomes — Internships
  • Adobe Systems
  • Hilltop Securities
  • UBS
  • Peoples Bank
  • Bank of China
  • Fifth Street Consulting
  • Keim Financial Services
Outcomes — Graduate Programs
  • SOAS University of London
  • University of Michigan — Law School
  • Georgetown University — M.S. in Data Science in Public Policy
  • The Ohio State University — Law School
  • University of Chicago — M.S. in Public Policy
  • University of Cincinnati — Law School
  • University of Oregon — Ph.D. in Economics
  • West Virginia University — Ph.D. in Economics
  • University of Akron — M.S. in Economics
  • University of Central Arkansas — M.S. in Applied Data Analytics
Outcomes — Professions
  • Nations Lending — Columbus, Ohio
  • Guoyan Securities Company — Hefei, China
  • JP Morgan Chase — Houston, Texas
  • UPMC Health — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • American Electric Power — Austin, Texas
  • Oregon State University — Corvallis, Oregon
  • Upstart — Columbus, Ohio
  • ODW Logistics — Hamilton, Ohio
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Are there any scholarships for Business-related majors?

Yes! However, the majority of the scholarships are awarded to students after their first year at Marietta College.

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Can I study abroad while majoring in Economics?

Absolutely. Gaining a global and international perspective on different economic institutions and growth patterns will enhance your experience as an Economics major. The major is flexible enough that students can study abroad for one semester and still quite comfortably fit in all the requirements for the major.

It is possible that students may count an off-campus class toward the major (with prior departmental approval), students frequently use the off-campus study as an opportunity to improve language proficiency and/or supplement their liberal arts education.


Does the department accept AP credit toward the major?

The department recognizes the accomplishments of students who have AP credit in economics. Any student who scores a 4 in AP Microeconomics will get credit for ECON 211, and any student who scores a 4 in AP Macroeconomics will get credit for ECON 212.

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