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Economics, or the study of how society and individuals allocate scarce resources, is central to the process of all decision-making. As a Linfield economics major, you will build on a foundation of microeconomic and macroeconomic principles to study real-world topics like international trade theory, the use of natural resources and the changing methodologies of economic thought.

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As an economics major at Linfield

you might take:

Environmental Economics

Evaluate the costs of environmental problems and explore how government policies address them. (ECON 341)

Behavioral Economics

Examine how individuals make decisions in situations like gambling, planning when to study, and donating to charity. (ECON 372)


Use models to examine the business cycle and predict how changes in tax policy, government spending, and interest rates affect the economy. (ECON 412)

Studying economics at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Display a command of existing economic knowledge.

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  • Utilize economic knowledge to explain economic issues.

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  • Create new economic knowledge.

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Intern in all areas of economics

Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where economics majors at Linfield have found internship placements include:

  • McMinnville Art & Wine Walk
  • Ocean Mammal Institute

Life After Linfield

You will leave prepared for a career in areas such as:

Financial Services

  • Financial Advisor 
  • Trader

Administrative Services

  • Account Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Vice President
  • Project Manager


Estimate wage: $72.5k

Estimate of what Linfield economics alumni could be making based on their current ages, occupations and geographic locations.

Potential wage: $101.9k

The potential wage is based on the average wage for the occupations.

Top career paths

The top five education-to-career paths of Linfield economics alumni include:

  • Account Manager 
  • Financial Manager 
  • Financial Advisor
  • Vice President
  • Project Manager


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Randy Grant
Department Chair and Professor
TJ Day Hall