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Department of Economics


Department of Economics
Sharmila King
Department Chair
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211

Welcome to the Department of Economics at University of the Pacific. We pride ourselves on providing a high quality, versatile education to students that prepares them for success in a wide variety of professions or post-graduate education. We offer BS and BA degrees that focus on a wide spectrum of issues within economics. This broad choice should meet the needs of just about any student.

Nathan Scholar Courtney ByeNathan Scholars Program

The Nathan Scholars Program is an exclusive internship opportunity at University of the Pacific. Thanks to a generous gift from Dr. John C. Beyer '62, two students will receive course credits while gaining real-world experience every summer at Dr. Beyer's Virginia-based economics consulting firm. Nathan Scholar Courtney Bye '16 blogged about her experience this summer on the College Blog.
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Economics majors and minors are taught how to conceptualize their own roles in society, whether acting as individuals, members of private-sector firms or as public servants in the government sector. Students learn how to apply theoretical understanding and analytical skills to a wide variety of issues, problems, and policies and thus graduate ready to put those skills to use across a wide variety of industries working in business, finance, law or for governmental or non-profit agencies in nearly any field.

All of our classes emphasize real-world applications and implications of the material, always making the connection between what students are learning in the classroom and what they'll need to be successful in their careers and as citizen-leaders.

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