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Why Economics?

An economics degree can lead you anywhere! Of course economics prepares you for business, government, finance, and banking, but a degree in economics can also lead to many other interesting careers. Watch these videos to see how economics can be an incredibly powerful  tool for analyzing social problems and in designing solutions. 9-minute video, 2-minute video, 1-minute video, 4-minute video,

Economics is also a profitable degree. According to Kiplinger, economics is the 4th best college major to build a career. No wonder with a profile that looks like this:

Starting salary: $51,400                                                   Mid-career salary: $97,700
Annual online job postings: 799,117                           Projected 10-year job growth: 15.3%

Why UMaine?

Listen what our students say! Kyle Franklin, Elyse Doyle, Ethan Trembley

School of Economics – Highlights 2014-15

The School of Economics

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University of Maine’s return on investment:

ranked #2 in Maine and in top 28% in the US

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Contact Information

School of Economics
5782 Winslow Hall, Room 206
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.3154 | Fax: 207.581.4278E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System