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Economics Degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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  • FAFSA School Code: 003754
  • Phone: (540) 231-6000

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Economics Degree

The economics program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 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 Virginia 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. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree82
    Master's Degree7
    Doctorate Degree4

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male72
    Female21

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian9
    Hispanic3
    White59
    Unknown9

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Economics program at Virginia Tech, 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

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 Virginia

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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Radford University

Radford, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Roanoke College

Salem, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Hollins University

Roanoke, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

46 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Emory and Henry College

Emory, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)