Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) DegreePlanning Sheet

The BBA in Economics gives students a broad-based business background and provides a solid foundation to prepare graduates for careers in managerial and non-profit organizations and government agencies. The major course electives focus on providing a solid business background and the degree program offers a 'big picture' outlook of the different functions of organizations.

Bachelor of the Arts (BA) DegreePlanning Sheet

A Bachelor of the Arts in Economics prepares students for career opportunities in many fields and provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in a variety of disciplines.

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics isn’t a business degree and does not require the typical business courses needed for other business degrees. The BA in Economics encourages a broad range of electives that complement the economics degree and expand employment prospects for students with economic interests.

Learn and Develop Real World Skills

  • Learn to simplify problems and to think like an economist
  • Understand business, public policy and social issues from an economic perspective
  • Acquire strong analytic and empirical tools
  • Use theory and data to address important economic and social issues
  • Obtain and analyze data for countries, firms, households, and individuals
  • Conduct research on economic, social, or environmental topics
  • Write clearly about social and economic issues
  • Disseminate research findings through technical reports or scientific articles
  • Study the socioeconomic impacts of public policies
  • Review and analyze US economic policy and performance
  • Compile, analyze, and report data to explain economic phenomena
  • Forecast and predict market trends Formulate recommendations, policies, or plans to solve economic problems
  • Provide advice and consultation on economic relationships

Prepare for a Professional Program

  • Master of Economics
  • MBA Programs
  • Law School
  • Any Master’s program emphasizing critical thinking, quantitative, and empirical skills
  • Doctoral Programs in Economics

Work in Economics

  • Careers
  • Economist
  • Environmental Economist
  • International Business
  • Oil & Gas Consultant
  • Health Economics Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Educator
  • Management Professional
  • Attorney
  • Entrepreneur
  • Industry Analyst
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Research Analyst

These are just a few of the employment opportunities available with a degree in economics, contact your Student Advisor for more information.

Economics Minor1

Course Title Credits
ECON A201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON A202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Any Economics elective (100-400) 3
Upper division Economics electives 9
Total Credits 18
1 Not available to BA and BBA Economics Majors.