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Economics, BS

Learn economics from every angle. Tackle real-world problems ranging from poverty to gender inequality to environmental pollution. Take seminars. Do internships. Graduate prepared to use your economics training to make a positive impact in underserved communities both at home and abroad.

Prof. Suparna Chakraborty

Associate Professor

Suparna Chakraborty

What makes USF economics different?

"At USF, we look at numbers with a cold eye but we look at people with warm hearts. Take income inequality, for example. Many economists see it as a fact of life, but we don’t. "

Associate Professor

Suparna Chakraborty

Here in the financial capital of the West, we offer you unique opportunities for hands-on experience in research projects and internships  in the Financial District. We also offer you small classes with professors who represent a broad spectrum of economic experience, so you learn economics from every angle and gain the skills to succeed in an ever-changing world.

What's it like inside a USF econ class?

Some lectures and lots of discussion. Your professor raises a topic — such as a tax bill or a potential trade war with China — and you and your classmates discuss the topic and apply economic principles to it.

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Why study economics?

I like looking at the laws of supply and demand to see how humans behave. I see the flow of goods and services. I see needs and wants. Demand gives producers an incentive to create. Demand can lift people out of poverty. To me, economics is a great way to quantify human progress.”


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