An economics degree from Temple University will prepare you for a range of career opportunities —check out some of the exciting jobs our alumni have landed! Come visit us today, view our application deadlines and apply when you’re ready to make your declaration at the College of Liberal Arts.

Excellent Preparation for a Wide Range of Careers

Economics majors with bachelor’s degrees are well prepared to be managers and leaders in both the public and private sectors. Training in economics at the undergraduate level also provides a solid basis for professional study in law, business, public administration, and the health sciences. College graduates who majored in economics rank highly in terms of compensation nationally.

There are numerous internship opportunities available for economics students in the Philadelphia region, including:

  • Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
  • Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank
  • Leading mutual fund, brokerage and consulting firms

Careers

US Treasury Individuals with a degree in Economics enter careers/graduate programs in many areas. Economics is a good preparation for careers in public policy, law and business. The BA major, which also provides the essential background for study of Economics, is designed for those who are planning for careers in Economics, among other Liberal Arts fields, as well as professional careers. The BBA major is offered to students who want to acquire a general business background in addition to specialized exposure to Economics.

Economics Alumni

Our undergraduate and graduate syudents go into many different fields upon completion of our program(s). Explore the list below to see where some of our alumni are!

Post-graduate education:

  • Sierra Hall (2017) University of Pittsburgh, PhD program full fellowship and Schlesinger fellowship for most promising new graduate student
  • Katy Ascanio (2015) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD program in Public Policy Royster fellowship at UNC
  • Adam Naughton (2014) Temple University School of Law, JD program
  • Kevin Kuroc (2014) University of Texas – Austin, Economics PhD program (full fellowship)
  • Thomas Kelly (2014) Rutgers University Law School, JD program
  • Kristopher Cramer (2014) Drexel University, Economics MS program
  • Daniel Dench (2012) City University of New York, Economics PhD program (full fellowship)
  • Daniel Boches (2014) University of New Hampshire, Sociology PhD program (full fellowship)
  • James Lafferty (2014) Temple University School of Law, JD program

Employment:

  • Matthew Walsh (2017) Moody’s Analytics, West Chester PA, Associate Economist
  • Melissa Hall (2017) Vanguard, Processing Associate
  • Tessa McMinn (2016) JP Morgan Chase, Corporate Analyst
  • Rachel Snyder (2013 Management Consulting Senior Analyst at Accenture Federal Services
  • Anthony DeFusco (2009) Assistant Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Aaron Sarkar (2014) The Vanguard Group, Client Relationship Specialist
  • Dylan Garvey (2014) JP Morgan, Settlement Specialist
  • James Park (2009) Ernst & Young, Advisory Senior Consultant
  • Timothy Cornish (2014) Marsh & McLennan, Marsh TRAC Management Trainee
  • Nicholas Hakun (2014) Teach for America

Distinguished Graduate Alumni

  • James Bailey, Ph.D. 2014, Assistant Professor at Creighton University
  • Shu Deng, Ph.D. 2014, Senior Economist II at IHS, Inc., The Center for Modeling and Forecasting
  • Paul Marmora, Ph.D. 2015, Assistant Professor, Randolph Macon College, Ashland, Virginia
  • Andria Smythe, Ph.D. 2015, Assistant Professor, Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Kabir Dasgupta, Ph.D. 2016, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Juan (Iris) Huang, Ph.D. 2016, Vice President, TD Securities, a Canadian Investment Bank in New York
  • Keshar M. Ghimire, Ph.D. 2016, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati at Blue Ash, Ohio
  • Jason Keegan, Ph.D. 2016, Financial Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Make your Declaration

The College of Liberal Arts has the largest selection of academic offerings at Temple University. Our students have the flexibility to explore all of their interests – from the humanities and social sciences to business and the media arts. For a complete list of our academic offerings visit liberalarts.temple.edu

Visit Us

The Office of Admissions offers tours daily. To register for a tour, please go to admissions.temple.edu/visit. If you would like to experience the College of Liberal Arts firsthand you can take advantage of the various visit opportunities we have throughout the year, including the Liberal Arts Preview Day.

Thinking of Transferring

The College of Liberal Arts offers a great deal of flexibility to help you accomplish your goals as efficiently as possible. To learn more about transferring to Temple, please visit admissions.temple.edu/apply/transfer-applicant.

Apply

When you are ready to apply, submit your application online at admissions.temple.edu/apply.

Deadlines

  • February 1: Freshman Application Deadline for Fall Semester
  • March 1: FAFSA Financial Aid Application Deadline
  • November 1: Transfer Deadline for Spring Semester
  • June 1: Transfer Deadline for Fall Semester