About Economics at LVC

Economics involves understanding complex systems that are a feature of today’s global economy, so as an economics major, you'll have an array of employment opportunities in government and the private sector. LVC's curriculum focuses on understanding business operations through economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, and quantitative analytical methods. You'll learn how societies produce, distribute, and consume goods and services.

You can tailor your studies to develop specialized knowledge and abilities, while putting theory into action through simulations (including a European Union simulation), case studies, and internship opportunities. The program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position in government or the private sector, or for graduate school in business, economics, or law.

Why Economics at LVC?

  • Complete a minor or second major in another fields to align your interests and focus your career opportunities. Economics majors have up to 41 elective credits and can often customize their education.
  • Many economics majors study abroad in one of LVC’s dozen programs, while others gain real-world experience through internships at the Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. Centers.
  • Recent economics graduates are employed throughout the U.S., and others are pursuing graduate study in law, economics, and business.
  • LVC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Gaining real-world experience at the World Trade Center in Harrisburg was valuable—I learned a lot and met many people, including Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe.

Environmental Economics Master's Student, University of New Hampshire

Ian McGinnis '17