How do humans react to abundance and scarcity? How do policy decisions and current events bear on people’s most personal decisions? Major in economics at the University of Mary Washington and you’ll think creatively to grasp how financial, social and government structures intersect with group and individual behavior. Go beyond micro and macro theory to build quantitative, analytical, research and communication skills for a problem-solving future.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
“Knowledge Rate” describes the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.
“Career Outcomes Rate” describes the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
Economics Alumni (2018-2022)
Total Graduates: 101
Knowledge Rate: 91%
Career Outcome Rate: 92%
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Where do our alumni land?
- Gemini 3 Group
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- CoStar Group
- Edward Jones
- Wells Fargo
- Assurance Financial
- University of California, Irvine
- University of Maryland
- University of Richmond, School of Law
- Virginia Commonwealth University
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
Alumni Advice: Read tips from ECON alums!
Alumni Networking: These alums have expressed interest in assisting current ECON students. Send them an email for more information.
Alumni Videos: Visit the Economics Alumni playlist on our Youtube page to learn more about our successful alums.