The Economics Department at the University of Colorado Denver offers degree programs ranging from BA in Economics to PhD in Health Economics; we also offer several dual degree programs at the bachelor and master’s levels. All our programs are classified as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, which offers international students the advantage of the opportunity to apply for up to three years of optional practical training (OPT) in the US after graduation. The Department consists of 25 full-time faculty members teaching on the Denver and Beijing campuses and serving approximately 80 PhD/MA/MS graduate students and 500 undergraduate majors. Our Denver campus is located in downtown Denver, near the historical Larimer Square and retail and business districts; our Beijing campus is offered in cooperation with China Agricultural University in Beijing’s college district. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Trained economists are employed by private businesses, banks, law firms, consulting firms, international corporations and agencies, public utilites, federal and local governments, and colleges and universities.
The Department of Economics at CU Denver is comprised of energetic, internationally recognized scholars who publish their cutting-edge research in prominent academic journals. In addition to their scientific publications, CU Denver economics professors have a direct impact on policy through such avenues as consulting with members of the U.S. Congress and various branches of the Colorado state government, conducting federally funded policy-oriented research, and participating in local and national conferences and seminars. Faculty are accessible and friendly, and the department provides plenty of opportunity for personal interaction and training, including teaching and research assistantships in the department.
Working side by side with faculty allows our students access to the knowledge and tools at the frontiers of economic analysis. In addition, students are exposed to the most up-to-date information and the latest analyses of such topics as taxation, the effectiveness of poverty programs, international trade and finance, economic foreign policy, the consequences of government intervention in the economy, the economic analysis of race and sex discrimination, and many other contemporary topics.
CU Denver Global Study in China students have the opportunity to study and live in Beijing, China. Unique among university programs, American and Chinese students study together in English at China Agricultural University's International College at Beijing by CU Denver appointed faculty. Students may stay for a semester, a year or more, taking classes that fulfill elective or major credit.