A degree in economics can provide you with the knowledge necessary to view and describe society and organizations from an analytical perspective. Economics combines the foundation knowledge from business with the social sciences in an effort to understand human behavior not only by using psychology and sociology, but also by studying society through mathematics, statistics, and historical analyses. Economics majors learn to make cost-benefit decisions and to apply policy analysis based on qualitative and quantitative research. Ultimately, economic models help students analyze complex issues. Critical thinking is a prerequisite to clear writing and oral presentation. Economics helps develop the ability to organize thoughts and to write professionally for both technical and non-technical audiences. These are essential skills in any occupation that can readily transfer to various careers and are valuable assets for professional degrees in law and business.