Build your economic foundation
From how best to build your savings account to the complex interactions of trade policies and global markets, the study of economics helps us understand how people and organizations make choices and how those choices shape our world.
Combining classical economics with a core of cutting-edge 21st century business, the Ferris Economics degree program will equip you with the tools to unravel these choices and behaviors, analyze the structures and forces that produce them, and apply your analysis and your understanding in a career. where you can impact the world.
With your bachelor’s degree in economics, you’ll be prepared for a career as a leader in business, finance, law, public policy, and a very wide range of other fields.
You’ll find economics majors in leadership positions in virtually every field. Your economics education has applications across a wide range of industries, meaning you can pursue a career in any field you’re passionate about.
Do you think there is a better way to do health care in the United States? An economics degree from Ferris will position you to make a difference. Are you looking to make yourself known on the stock market and to invest? Your Ferris Economics degree will give you the edge.
From the largest corporations and government entities to the smallest start-ups and nonprofits, your Bachelor of Science in Economics will position you to build meaningful and impactful careers in areas such as:
Median salary: $63,790
Accountant or Auditor
Median salary: $71,550
Median salary: $76,540
Median salary: $81,090
Median salary: $81,590
Median salary: $85,260
Personal Financial Advisor
Median salary: $87,850
Compensation and Benefits Manager
Median salary: $122,270
In addition to a huge range of diverse career options, economics graduates are in high demand and highly paid. According to Glassdoor, economics majors receive the fifteenth-highest starting salary of any college major. Payscale places several economics disciplines in the top 100 highest paying majors.
With the high value of a Ferris education and our high scholarship programs, the return on earning your Bachelor of Science in Economics degree at Ferris State University is clear.
Discover the Ferris scholarships
As a student of the Ferris Economics program, you will be immersed in a supportive and collaborative community and have many opportunities to further your education outside of the classroom.
University Fed Challenge
Join our highly rated Fed Challenge team and compete against undergraduates at other top universities. Analyze economic conditions, craft a policy recommendation, and present your findings to a prestigious panel of judges.
Economic book club
Dig into the literature with faculty members and fellow students. The Economics Book Club chooses a new book each semester and engages in lively discussions each week. Honors students can earn Honors credits for joining the group.
Best internships and scholarships
Our faculty’s close links to industry mean you’ll have a direct path to competitive internships and fellowships with the world’s top employers.