Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Economics Degree from Utah State University is designed for students who seek preparation to think critically, solve problems, and work with numbers in the context of business and economics. This social science is one in which individuals analyze the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Those pursuing this degree should have an interest in figuring out the workings and dynamics of economies.

This program gives instruction in core areas of economics, but allows students to select from a range of electives, making it ideal for those who wish to earn a dual major. The most popular majors to combine with this degree are finance and accounting because of the additional theoretical and analytical depth the economics major can provide.

Emphases are not required, but are available to students wishing to focus their degree. An economic theory concentration prepares students for entering work or graduate study after graduation. These students often work as policy analysts or economists in various settings. Managerial economics best suits students seeking a career in business and serves as a good platform for a future MBA or MPA degree. Prelaw economics readies students for law school or a career in political science. The international economics and trade emphasis prepares students for work in a world with increasing globalization and interdependence. Individuals enrolled in this concentration focus on managerial and leadership skills in a global context.

To earn this bachelor's degree, candidates must complete a total of 120 credit hours. This total is satisfied by taking a number of required classes, upper-division Economics electives, and other electives chosen with the help of an advisor. Possible courses include Money and Banking, the History of Economic Thought, and classes covering varying aspects of micro and macroeconomics. Possible careers for those who complete this program include loan officers, financial officers, actuaries, claims adjusters, economic consultants, and appraisers, to name a few.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    School Overview

    Utah State University, located on a suburban campus in Logan, Utah, is a land-grant and space-grant institution. USU was founded in 1888 as Utah’s agricultural college, which focused on agriculture, mechanic arts, and domestic arts. The main campus of USU is located in Logan, and regional campuses are located in Bingham City, Tooele and Uintah Basin. USU operates more than 20 distance education centers throughout Utah.

    The school offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, natural resource sciences, economics and elementary and secondary education. The academic programs at USU lead to bachelor's, master'sd and doctoral degrees and are housed in the following colleges: 

    • School of Graduate Studies
    • Caine College of the Arts
    • College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • College of Science
    • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services
    • Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
    • S.J. & Jessie E Quinney College of Natural Resources

    USU has a flexible distance education program that offers degrees and programs that can be completed entirely online from any location that has internet access. Associate, bachelors and masters degrees, certificates, professional education licensure, and professional education endorsements can be earned online.

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