Economics at YSU
The Department of Economics offers bachelors degrees in Economics and Business Economics. At the graduate level we offer masters degrees in Economics and Financial Economics. At both the undergraduate and graduate level all students must complete a capstone project which gives them “hands on” experience in empirical research. Our new “4+1” program allows highly qualified students to take up to nine semester hours of graduate coursework that can be counted both towards a bachelors degree and a masters degree, giving students the opportunity to complete a masters degree in Economics in one year after they have earned their baccalaureate degree.
Career opportunities for economists continue to be strong, especially for students who complete a graduate degree. Alumni of the department’s programs have pursued a wide variety of careers in both the public and private sectors; graduates have also been admitted into numerous highly-ranked doctoral programs in Economics.
Since 2009 the department’s faculty have had over 30 publications, either articles in refereed journals or chapters in books. Faculty have published in such highly-regarded journals as the Journal of Financial Research, Economic Inquiry, and Public Choice. Three of the department’s faculty have received distinguished professor awards for scholarship.
The Economics Club, a student organization, regularly sponsors speakers who describe their careers in the field of economics. We also have an active chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the national honorary society for economics students. The department stays in touch with students, alumni, and the YSU campus community through our biannual newsletter.
We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about economics at Youngstown State University!