If you are looking for a comprehensive view of economics with a focus on theory and its applications to business and finance, consider a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics prepares you for careers that require an in-depth understanding of the forces of the economy. As a social science, economics is concerned with the major issues of today. The program enables you to understand how society chooses to use its resources to attain alternate and often conflicting goals.
You will develop a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines while developing a greater depth of knowledge in economics. Economics emphasizes analysis, logical thought and problem solving skills valued by large and small companies. With a degree in economics you will find employment in national and multi-national corporations, financial institutions, unions, all levels of government and agribusiness.
Businesses and organizations across many industries are increasingly relying on economic analysis and quantitative methods to analyze and forecast business, sales, and other economic trends. As a result, demand for economists is strongest in private industry, especially in management, scientific, and professional consulting services.
(Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 edition, U.S. Department of Labor).
General Education Requirements
I. General Education Requirements (37-38 Hours)
Communications (9 credit hours)
- Two courses in written communication (6)
- One course in oral communication (3)
Mathematics (3 credit hours)
Physical and Life Sciences (7 - 8 credit hours), including at least one laboratory course
- One course from Life Sciences (3-4)
- One course from Physical Sciences (3-4)
Humanities (9 credit hours)
- At least one course from humanities and at least one course from fine arts
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)
BA in Economics Program Requirements
Business Courses (27 hours)
Economics Core Courses (12 Hours)
Economics Selectives (12 Hours)
Select fourof the following courses:
Electives (29-30 Hours)
Students are encouraged to select a second major or minor. 18 credit hours must be upper division (3000 level and above).
Total - 120 Hours