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Economics is the social science that studies the way in which societies are organized to produce the goods and services that sustain and enhance the life processes of the community.

As a fundamental scientific discipline, economics employs systematic analysis in the study of the production and distribution of income within and among nations. Since all social policy issues in modern societies have an economic dimension, the study of economics offers the student an opportunity to investigate the most important and exciting problems of political economy facing the world today.

What You Can Earn

$139,829 (in our region)

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$59,537 (in our region)

Source: HR Reported data from as of April 2010

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What You Can Do

Pursue graduate studies in law, social work, international relations, public administration and policy

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • History of Economic Thought
  • Environmental Economics
  • Economic Development of Poor Nations
  • Money and Banking

What You Can Learn

  • Economic effects of military expenditures in historical perspective
  • The social and economic forces shaping the economic status of women in the U.S.
  • The monetary and banking system of the United States
  • Evolution of economics as a science

About the College

The College of Social Sciences studies the human experience, including the depth of the past and the breadth of the entire planet.

We place emphasis on learning practical skills to aid you in your career. Our students do internships, participate in archaeological digs, or do service-learning projects with a non-profit agency. Students can assist on research projects or organize a social change project.

Whatever a student's major, they enjoy our witty and talented faculty and our caring staff as they discover our social world.

College Contact Information

Phone: (559) 278-3013
FAX: (559) 278-7664

5340 N. Campus Drive MS/SS91
Fresno CA 93740-8019

Department Contact Information

Phone: 559.278.3916 | Fax: 559.278.7234
Email Economics

Mailing Address:

5245 N. Backer MS/PB20
Fresno CA 93740-8001