Build Valuable Critical Thinking Skills and Methods of Analysis

The Department of Economics provides a rigorous training that’s valuable in the competitive labor market and offers a strong basis for graduate studies in business, law and the social sciences.

The Economic Way of Thinking

Economics is a way of thinking that provides insights into all facets of our personal and professional lives, improving our understanding of the world and our own decision-making. This is invaluable in making sound decisions in any type of organization. Temple University economics degrees and certificates provide the foundation for many other academic and professional disciplines, such as management, marketing and finance. Economics is oriented around solving real-world problems—not merely memorizing facts.

Help Resolve the Social Problems of Our Time

The mission of the Department of Economics is to provide an economics program of study that fosters the intellectual growth of our undergraduate and graduate students, cultivates a stimulating research environment for the faculty, enhances the scholarship of the university and contributes to the field of economics while employing economic analytical.


Academic offerings


Be a Mathematical Economics Major

Want to attend graduate school for economics or a related field and need to learn the necessary mathematics as well as economics to excel? Take a good look at the mathematical economics major, an intercollegiate program offered by the Economics and Mathematics Departments.

Earn your BA and MA in Five Years

Students who wish to earn an economics bachelor’s degree and master’s degree may do so in a combined 4+1 program. Students begin graduate study during their undergraduate program and are able to count some electives towards both degrees.

Job Market Candidates

Meet our PhD students who are on the job market.