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An economics major prepares students for a variety of careers in business and government. Economics provides a logical, ordered way of looking at various problems and issues. It draws upon history, philosophy and mathematics to help students examine the choices individuals and groups make concerning the allocation of their scarce resources to meet varied and limitless wants. The study of economics at Doane is designed from a liberal arts perspective and emphasizes international economics and financial markets.

Pursuit of the major is appropriate for those interested in graduate work in business, law and economics. The program complements many other areas of study.


As a Doane student, you may participate in month-long or semester-long internships, gaining hands-on work experience for college credit.

Economics majors have had internships at such businesses and organizations as:

  • Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Friskies
  • National Research
  • Nebraska Department of Labor Relations
  • Pinnacle Bank
  • Sandhills Publishing
  • U.S. Congress
  • Wells Fargo Bank