Department of Economics


The undergraduate program in economics at the University of Delaware produces well-rounded students with a broad, liberal arts education. It enables students to think critically about economic issues and participate in economic policy debates. It develops an understanding of businesses, markets, and financial organizations. It prepares students for careers in business and the public sector and establishes a foundation for graduate study in economics, business, and law.

Students can earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in economics. This allows students to tailor the economics degree to their particular strengths, such as mathematics (B.S.) and/or foreign language (B.A.). We also offer a degree in economics education.

We offer a variety of enriched programs, including an Honors Degree, the Degree with Distinction, two concentrations, and Study Abroad. A minor in economics is a very popular option. We are very proud of the work of our undergraduate majors!

Upon graduation, about half of University of Delaware economics majors find employment in business or government, and the other half go on to graduate school. Some of the most frequently chosen employment areas include banking, sales, management and management training programs, insurance, real estate, financial analysis, and government. The most popular choices for graduate study are MBA programs, law school, and economics.


The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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