The four primary degrees differ in the level of mathematical sophistication and in the focus of the statistical analysis. Nevertheless, they are all grounded in providing students with a robust set of analytical skills that will allow them to analyze economic problems in our ever-changing world and to communicate solutions. All four degrees prepare students for graduate school (academic and professional), the business world, and public service.
For students whose primary major is not in economics, the Undergraduate Economics Program at Carnegie Mellon also offers the Additional Major in Economics, the Additional Major in Economics and Statistics, the minor in Economics, and the Minor in Innovation, Economics, and Entrepreneurship.
Identifying the primary degree to pursue should be undertaken as a collaborative process with the Undergraduate Economics Program Advisors. Advising is more than choosing classes and involves helping students match their strengths and interests to the particular contents of a program of study and then continuing to design a balanced and rich undergraduate academic experience that will prepare a student to pursue intellectual and professional goals.