Utah State University

Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-1400

Program Details

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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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
      120

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    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

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