Why Study Economics
Economics is a social science concerned with explaining and predicting events in a world of limited productive resources and unlimited human desires. In this context, the economist analyzes problems relating to choice, equity, and efficiency from an individual as well as from a
social standpoint. Globalization, changing technology, pollution, unemployment, inflation, economic growth, crime, health care, business forecasting, banking, taxation and poverty are only a few of the topics dealt with by economists.
Why Study Economics at Ship
economics faculty are committed to quality teaching and to meeting the needs of individual undergraduate economics students. Economics electives are offered in a wide variety of areas, and class sizes are generally small, permitting individual attention in a seminar atmosphere. These
advantages are not found at many large institutions.
Our bachelor's degree program in economics provides students with a strong analytical and social science background and, therefore, with considerable flexibility for employment in business, government, banking, and many other fields. It also provides excellent preparation
for graduate and professional study, notably in such areas as law, business, public administration, and, of course, economics.
Career Opportunities and Salary Estimates
In addition to receiving excellent preparation for graduate study in many fields, students who successfully complete one of the economics programs have a wide range of employment opportunities open to them in business, teaching, and government.
You can supplement your classroom study by gaining valuable work experience with an internship. Our students have recently interned at Orrstown Bank, Keystone Health, Merrill Lynch, Wilson College, Footlocker.com, and the City of Reading.
Local, state, and federal governments currently offer a wide variety of challenging positions for economists and in such allied professions as urban planning and environmental analysis. Ship's economics faculty have the experience and knowledge to enable students to succeed in
government positions. Recent federal concerns, such as those revealed in the National Environmental Planning Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, have intensified the demand in all levels of government for economists.
The average salary for economics jobs in PA is $55,000.