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Undergraduate Catalog 2019 - 2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019 - 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economic Development, B.A.


Economic Development majors obtain a firm, evidence-based grounding in economic development principles and public policy issues. They analyze the problems of urban areas, develop solutions, and apply finance and analytical tools to improve urban areas.  

What careers can this major prepare you for?

Graduates hold managerial and administrative roles in real estate development, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private companies. You may go on to hold positions including: Community Engagement Manager, Communications Officer, Community Development Specialist, Data Analysis, Economic Development Specialist, Executive Director, Financial Administration, International Business Development, Neighborhood Stabilization, Program Specialist, Project Coordinator, Public Service, Real Estate Development, Site Location Analyst, Urban Planner, Workforce Development.

What skills are developed within this major?

Skills developed within this major include: analytical skills; finance; problem-solving; critical-thinking; communication; leadership; management; and passion for public service.

Hours Required for Degree

Minimum hours required for degree: 120

Minimum hours required for major: 33

Major-Field Requirements

In addition to the major requirements listed below, students must fulfill all College of Urban Affairs Undergraduate Degree requirements, including completion of UST 200 , UST 404 , UST 405 , and UST 490 .