Economics is an influential area of study. It's the only social science awarded the Nobel Prize. As an actual method of thinking, it adds a clear perspective to high-level discussions of resource allocation issues, both in private business and in government.
As a deeply textured intellectual tradition, economics rests upon analytical problem-solving skills using mathematical and statistical tools. For a major or a non-major, it's an extraordinary way to achieve professional success, meet your personal and financial objectives, and make a difference as an informed citizen.