An economic way of thinking is valuable in many fields of interest to our students. Some economics majors pursue a Ph.D. in economics while others pursue graduate work in business or law. Students in this major pursue various career paths after graduation, including management consulting, financial services, forecasting, and insurance.

However students choose to customize their study of economics, they leave the program with a keen understanding of the global implications of economic activity and policy and a mastery of the analytical and decision-making skills that drive them.

Major & Concentration Requirements

among 196 economics departments at liberal arts colleges based on research publications


majors offered with a STEM designation


full-time Economics faculty

Feature Stories

January 27, 2023
Labor Availability and Inflation Continue to Concern CEOs; Virginia Economic Outlook Index Trending Slightly Downward
Ninety-six percent of CEOs identified either labor availability or inflation negatively impacting their business at this time, with supply chain issues a distant third area of concern.
January 24, 2023
Students place second in National Diversity Case Competition
A team of four Richmond students took home second place in the National Diversity Case Competition (NDCC) hosted by Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
January 18, 2023
Robins School announces new Master of Science in Management
This one-year program aims to graduate students with the expanded worldview and critical thinking capability of a liberal arts education coupled with the necessary technical skills of a business degree.
January 16, 2023
Top scholars
Two professors were named Outstanding Faculty Award recipients by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.