Labor Economics

Labor Economics Fundamentals

Economics is the study of how society, businesses, organizations and individuals produce, exchange, buy and sell goods and services. The B.S. in Labor Economics is a program focused on issues involving human resources, from the analysis of wages and labor markets to the investigation of such social policy problems as health, education and discrimination. The degree prepares students for careers in the field through:

  • Core courses in labor theory and application, plus quantitative and computer methods
  • Development of analytical and problem solving skills
  • A program tailored with electives geared toward a particular career track in: — business, banking and international economics, public policy, graduate school

     Our Faculty

    • conduct research
    • publish in high-quality academic journals
    • consult with businesses and government agencies 

    Akron Advantage

    Hands-on Research

    Program culminates in a senior project where you will demonstrate your abilities and apply what you have learned, both analytically and quantitatively.

    Real-world Experience

    Gain practical professional experience through internship opportunities typically taken in the summer between the third and fourth years.

    Recent Placements

    • Westfield Insurance
    • Allstate Insurance
    • City of Akron
    • FirstMerit Bank
    • Limited Brands, Inc.
    • The Timken Company
    • SS&G Wealth Management
    • PNC Bank

      Economics Student Organizations

      Interact with other economics students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

      • Economics Club
      • Economics Honor Society — Omicron Delta Epsilon

      Sample Curriculum