Economics Faculty Focus
Ever wonder where some of your favorite professors grew up, or how they got interested in economics? Visit a new second-floor display in the Department of Economics, or click here to read more.
“The university has such a large research base, so you have incredible opportunities as an undergrad - you just need to take the initiative. I’ve done a complete 180° turn in my viewpoint. I never would choose another school for myself now.”
Amy Peyton, graduated spring 2012
“I grew up a die-hard Cyclone fan. Both of my parents have degrees from Iowa State so I always knew I wanted to go there. When I decided to pursue a degree in agriculture, it solidified my choice. The agricultural programs at Iowa State were top notch and I was impressed with the countless opportunities I would be able to pursue.”
The Department of Economics at Iowa State University is recognized as one of the best in the world, composed of internationally recognized scholars in numerous areas. We offer solid and highly ranked programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels and are well known nationally and internationally for academics, research, extension, outreach and service.
At the undergraduate level, we offer a B.S. degree in Economics through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a B.S. degree in Agricultural Business through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and a B.S. degree in Business Economics with the College of Business.