Bachelor's Degree in Economics

Learn how to use economics for business operation and financial investment. Acquire a logical framework for the fundamental concepts of economics and understand how the economy operates and alters in shifting economic circumstances.

Three economics major options allow you to tailor your economics degree to fit your interests and career goals:

  • Business Option (66 hours)—prepares you for careers in business, including finance, management, or marketing, and gives you a foundation for a master in business administration (MBA) 
  • Financial Analyst Option (69 hours)—aimed at students who want to be financial investment professionals and receive the Charter Financial Analyst designation
  • Liberal Arts Option (33-40 hours)—for students who desire knowledge in economics and is a great path toward advanced economics and business degrees or a law degree

The business and financial analyst options require the completion of 42 credit hours of business core courses in addition to the required economics courses.

Students with interests in both economics and mathematics may consider a degree with a major in mathematical economics.

  • Mathematical Economics Major (52-55 hours)—prepares students for careers as economic analysts and for rigorous graduate work. This major also facilitates a double major in either mathematical economics and actuarial science or mathematical economics and mathematical sciences.