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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
Learning Environment

The economics major is designed to enhance critical thinking, oral and written communication, problem solving, teamwork and ethical reasoning skills. 

To that end, classes in economics utilize a variety of teaching and learning techniques. Examples of such techniques include:

  • case studies
  • debates
  • presentations
  • class discussion
  • problem sets
  • news analysis reports
  • film critiques
  • cartoon analysis
  • quizzes/exams
  • research/critical analysis papers
  • simulations
  • lyric writing

Class sizes average 20 - 30 at the principles level and 5 - 15 in upper-division courses. Faculty members work closely with students and provide thorough feedback to help you develop and strengthen your individual skills. 


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ECO 203 - Macroeconomics and Literacy (3)
ECO 204 - Microeconomics and Business (3)
ECO 303 - Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
ECO 304 - Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
ECO 340 - Econometrics (3)
ECO 495 - Seminar in Economics (3)
BUS 215 - Statistics (3)
MTH 356 - Statistics (3)
ECO 421 - Economics Internship (0-12)