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The Economics Department at UMass Lowell provides the conceptual tools and analytic skills necessary for success in a broad range of professional and entrepreneurial careers.
The Economics Department is part of the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. We teach students to summarize the key elements from complex situations, reason analytically, and confront theory with evidence. Our courses are designed to stress these basic skills, and our programs provide curriculum flexibility to students interested in a broad range of career tracks.
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Motivated by the loss of a lake he had enjoyed as a child in his native Uzbekistan, economics major Akbar Abduljalil has taken on the role of president of the Student Society for Sustainability.
James Aung is the executive director of SayDaNar, a refugee organization he co-founded. He plans to return to Mayanmar, his home country, when he graduates.
Tyler Farley has found much to satisfy his appetite for politics on campus and off, from serving in student government, to campaigning for Marco Rubio, to attending the Republican National Convention and more.
Honors history and economics major Gerrit Boldt landed an internship at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, working with cities to improve conditions for low-income residents. Now he’s back on campus as an AmeriCorps volunteer, helping first-generation college students succeed.
First in her family to attend college, Mikhaila Schaefer likes to work hard, enjoys research and is pleased to be graduating without any debt.
Field hockey and fate brought Georgia Cowderoy ’17 to UMass Lowell all the way from Australia. Now she’s taking her degree and going new places.
The Model U.N. program and a semester interning and learning in Washington, D.C., helped Alejandro Lopez put economic and political theory into practice - and paved the way for a successful career.
Honors student Kripa Joseph is earning her B.A. and M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies in four years, while minoring in music and pursuing internships that promote diversity and respect among cultures.
Alessandra Greco’s understanding of the Federal Reserve Bank, the U.S. economy and monetary policy grew exponentially when she joined a team that went to the Boston Fed Challenge. She’s already preparing for next year’s competition.
Anthony Gaeta says his six-month co-op at John Hancock Financial gave him real-world experience in his dream job as an actuary.
Pratibha Gautam’s summer job at a university medical device incubator inspired her to pursue a career in health economics.
Daniel Barros thought the law might be a good way to help people. His classes in legal studies confirmed it.