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Economics Degree at University of San Diego (USD)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 010395
  • Phone: (619) 260-4600

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Economics Degree

The economics program at University of San Diego prepares students for careers as a consultant, financial analyst, market analyst, public policy analyst, purchasing manager, and research assistant. The program focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation, and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Program courses include: economic theory, micro and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and public policy issues. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer economics degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Economics Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. USD offers a bachelor's degree program in economics.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male12
Female6

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian1
Hispanic1
White14
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Economics program at University of San Diego, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Economists

  • Description:

    Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, economists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.1% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
      • Total Employment: 180
      • Average Hourly Rate: $48.30
      • Average Annual Salary: $100,470

Survey Researchers

  • Description:

    Plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.

Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Economics Programs in California

Economics programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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San Diego State University

San Diego, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

220 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B,M)
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University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

550 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B,M,D)
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Grossmont College

El Cajon, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (A)
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Southwestern College

Chula Vista, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (A)
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California State University - San Marcos

San Marcos, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

24 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Palomar College

San Marcos, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (C,A)
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Miracosta College

Oceanside, CA
Type: Community College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (A)
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Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (A)
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University of California - Irvine

Irvine, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

350 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B,M,D)
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics (B,M,D)
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Irvine Valley College

Irvine, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (A)