We’ve all heard the phrase “money makes the world go round.” If you want to understand why and how that is, get your degree in economics. Often, economics is considered a social science, academically, while still being highly associated with the study of business. It’s heavily reliant on numbers and statistical data, but an education in economics also teaches analytical skills in regards to looking at the narratives that are behind the real-world economy.
At some schools, students will choose to study either microeconomics or macroeconomics, and in other programs these studies can be combined. Economics is used in many professional careers such as banking, politics, and law. With a degree in economics, students will gain skills in both quantitative and qualitative research and become familiar with economic theories. Depending on the capacity of the program, students may be able to take more specialized classes in areas such as labor or healthcare economics.
University of California-Berkeley offers 3 Economics, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 205 Economics, General students graduated with students earning 202 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.
University of San Francisco offers 2 Economics, General degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 40 Economics, General students graduated with students earning 31 Bachelor's degrees, and 9 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA||24 : 1||43,185|
|San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA||33 : 1||29,032|
|University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA||23 : 1||10,636|
|California State University-East Bay Hayward, CA||42 : 1||16,064|
|Mills College Oakland, CA||14 : 1||1,122|
|Saint Mary's College of California Moraga, CA||17 : 1||3,692|
|Ohlone College Fremont, CA||70 : 1||8,900|
|Merritt College Oakland, CA||89 : 1||6,857|
|Contra Costa College San Pablo, CA||64 : 1||7,127|
|City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA||43 : 1||24,441|
|Golden Gate University-San Francisco San Francisco, CA||37 : 1||2,432|
|College of Marin Kentfield, CA||44 : 1||5,182|
|Las Positas College Livermore, CA||67 : 1||8,706|
|Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill, CA||66 : 1||19,871|
|College of San Mateo San Mateo, CA||55 : 1||8,163|
|Berkeley City College Berkeley, CA||79 : 1||5,644|