Economics, BS

Economics, BS


Bachelor's Degree

Credits required:

60 credits

Cost per credit:


Next start date:

August 26, 2024

Turn Economic Theory into Actionable Business Practices

Economics is more than just knowing how to handle money. It’s a social science analyzing the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in order to explain how economies work. Economic experts provide vital insights to organizations and businesses on how to navigate every aspect of their field successfully.

The Jon M. Huntsman Bachelor of Science or Arts in Economics provides a strong grounding in economic theory. Students gain valuable research experience that prepares them for graduate school or various careers in business.

USU Online's economics degree offers four emphasis options: economic theory, managerial economics, prelaw economics, and international economics and trade. The faculty have real-world experience and help you understand how abstract economic concepts are applied in real settings. 

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Career Outlook

USU graduates in economics are equipped to gather, organize, and interpret data using math and statistics. You can apply your economics degree toward a variety of sectors, including finance, business, public policy, and more.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for economists is projected to grow six percent from 2016 to 2026. To be competitive the the job market, USU's degree helps students gain strong analytical skills.

Sample Courses for Economics

In this course students tackle real-world problems by using a hands-on approach to develop and apply foundational skills in critical data-centric technologies, including Excel, SQL, and Python programming.
In this course, students analyze underlying causes of unemployment, economic instability, inflation, and economic growth.
This course presents an introduction to basic statistics, simple linear regression, multiple regression, and simultaneous equation models for economics.
This academically rigorous course serves as a platform to introduce students to the broad cross-section of disciplines that constitute the study of markets, commerce, and leadership, while emphasizing ethical decision making throughout.