At Johns Hopkins, undergraduate students interested in economics engage in a dynamic and comprehensive exploration of economic theory and practice. With the guidance of proficient faculty members, students examine economic policy, consider future financial trends, and are positioned to be leaders in the field.
Students can major in economics, or they can concentrate on a related specialty such as business, law, government, history, health care management, or environmental engineering. Students in other disciplines can take courses that investigate basic economic principles. The department offers two minors; one in economics, and another in financial economics in conjunction with the Center for Financial Economics.
Undergraduate students in economics gain critical thinking skills, enabling them to understand and analyze important trends in the field and pursue their own research. Many graduates go on to law school, medical school, or graduate school in economics, while others enter the workforce, usually in the fields of banking or finance, and still others are employed in the public sector.
If you see me in the Gilman Atrium with my coffee cup and my Kindle, please get your own cup of coffee and join me. I’m there because I’m looking for conversation.
Bruce W. Hamilton
Director of Undergraduate Studies