Carnegie Mellon University

Undergraduate Economics Program

Carnegie Mellon’s history of innovative research in economics provides students with the educational excellence needed to understand how the world works today and how it can better work in the future.


Demand is growing for the versatility and insight that economics majors offer. The Undergraduate Economics Program at Carnegie Mellon provides unique preparation for our talented, curious, and motivated students to meet that demand.

The undergraduate economics program is a joint program of the Tepper School of Business and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Economics majors are members of both colleges and enjoy their full support and services (e.g., academic advising, opportunities for study abroad funding, departmental and college-level clubs, preferential course placement, and career advising). Through this unique arrangement, our students benefit from the best of the liberal arts and professional approaches to education. 

Your Journey in Undergraduate Economics

With four degree options, six concentrations, and many course electives, the undergraduate economics program opens up a wide variety of career avenues to explore. In whichever degree program you choose, research will be an integral part of your experience in and out of the classroom, from start to finish — beginning with your first economics courses and ending with independent research in the Senior Project capstone course or the Senior Honors Program in Economics. In the end, you’ll be prepared to lead, innovate, and stand apart in any field you choose.

Majors & Minors

  • BA in Economics
  • BS in Economics
  • BS in Economics and Politics
  • BS in Economics and Mathematical Sciences
  • BS in Economics and Statistics
  • Minor in Economics
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Research

  • Senior Honors Program
  • Senior Project
  • Clubs and competitions
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economics students at graduation

Meet Recent Undergraduate Economics Grads

What are classes really like? What are my career prospects? What is there to do for fun? Just how busy will I be? These are great questions that all prospective students have. Don't take our word for it that the Undergraduate Economics program at the Tepper School is the right place for you — let our recent grads tell you in their own words.

Meet Our Alumni

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