Economics is about people – the decisions they make as individuals, the social institutions they create, and the complex interactions between them. The Department of Economics helps students develop broadly transferable skills in analytical reasoning and quantitative methods that enable them to better understand historical trends, interpret today’s headlines, and contribute to solving the most pressing human problems in an ever-evolving world. We offer majors in Economics and Mathematics-Economics.

How to Declare a Major

To declare a major in Economics or Mathematics-Economics, please email Dr. Jason Jones to set up an appointment.

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Program Overview

With extensive extracurricular opportunities and close integration with other departments, our diverse economics curriculum will hone your quantitative and analytical skills.

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Student Experiences

Interested in studying economics at Furman? Our department offers several opportunities for study away, research, and internships.

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Meet our Faculty

Our faculty members are experts in a diverse range of fields of economics, and have been honored for their meritorious teaching and advising.

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