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Program Description B.A. and Minor


The B.A. degree in economics offers a balanced curriculum of liberal arts, general business, and industry management skills. Students are also required to choose one of three concentrations –General, Economics Sustainability and Behavioral Economics. Our program provides a large spectrum necessary to develop leaders for careers. Our classroom learning integrates practical technology applications, academic excellence, and communication skills, which are reinforced through experiential learning and professional enrichment opportunities.

Students earning a B.A. degree in economics are required to complete 121 credits.

Degree Requirements:

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics requires 121 credit hours. 

  • Core Curriculum - general education requirements of 40 credits
  • Major Requirements - 36 credits
  • Major Concentration (restricted electives) - 9 credits
  • Free Electives - 36 credits

Why Minor in Economics?

Economics is an essential tool for understanding the complexities of modern society.  Economics analyzes how people with limited resources make choices and how we might make better choices.  The minor in economics is directed toward students seeking to better understand the many topical events of the day or to simply learn the powerful analytical skills and technical skills used by economists. It is an extremely flexible and marketable minor.  Whether your primary interest is in business, communications, policy, criminal justice, management, international studies, or law, a minor in economics can give you an additional edge in the workplace