Online Bachelor of Science in Economics - Liberal Arts

Looking to develop valuable and diverse knowledge of micro and macroeconomics? This liberal arts economics degree may be perfect for you. The curriculum allows you to combine your passion for economics with interests in fields such as urban planning, political science and more. This program can empower you on your path to becoming a business intelligence analyst, economist, financial analyst or market research analyst.

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Next start date: 06/30/2021


Total classes: 41

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is a liberal arts economics major?

This liberal arts economics degree focuses on statistical analysis, market analysis and critical thinking. In this program, you’ll discuss the theory of exchange and production, study methods of statistical description and apply regression techniques to forecasting in business and institutional environments. Additionally, you’ll get to choose from a wide range of electives that align with your career goals.

This program provides graduates with two key advantages:

  1. A strong understanding of economic concepts and practice.
  2. A valuable liberal arts education that develops key abilities like critical thinking.

Liberal arts economics vs. business economics

 

Liberal arts economics majors have the opportunity to complete a wider range of courses covering both art and science. When you pursue our liberal arts economics degree, you can build a curriculum in line with your own interests, whereas business economics majors emphasize the study of business principles alongside economics. This degree can be supplemented with electives offered by Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business for additional flexibility.

Why choose this liberal arts economics program

 

Leading liberal arts economics degrees strike an effective balance between general educational enrichment and a specific focus on economics. They also have qualified professors who focus on instructing and inspiring their students. In this online economics major, you’ll receive the same world-class education and be taught by the same renowned faculty as our on-campus students.

ASU economics courses

In this program, you’ll cover principles, theories and applications of economics for a broad and enriching education. Additionally, through a capstone project, you’ll conduct a comprehensive analysis of micro and macroeconomics to demonstrate all you’ve learned throughout the program. Key courses include:


MAT 210: Brief Calculus (MA)


MAT 211: Mathematics for Business Analysis


ECN 312: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (SB)


ECN 313: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (SB)


ECN 410: Applied Regression Analysis and Forecasting


ECN 211: Macroeconomic Principles (SB)


ECN 212: Microeconomic Principles (SB)


ECN 221: Business Statistics (CS)


What can you do with a liberal arts economics degree?

Liberal arts economics majors can work in many public and private sector roles. Because economics impacts so many different organizations and businesses, there is an especially wide range of professional paths to pursue. Career examples include:

Business Intelligence Analyst


Growth: %
Salary:

Certified Financial Planner (CFP)


Growth: 14.9 %
Salary: $90,640

Economist


Growth: 6.3 %
Salary: $102,490

Financial Analyst


Growth: 10.9 %
Salary: $84,300

Investment Fund Manager


Growth: 18.7 %
Salary: $125,080

Market Research Analyst


Growth: 23.2 %
Salary: $63,230

Politician


Growth: 7.1 %
Salary: $25,630

Regulatory Affairs Manager


Growth: 8.0 %
Salary: $105,610

Treasurer


Growth: 18.7 %
Salary: $125,080

Educators that foster interest and excellence in economics

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright american scholars.
  • Guggenheim fellows.
  • MacArthur fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Educators that foster interest and excellence in economics

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright american scholars.
  • Guggenheim fellows.
  • MacArthur fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Liberal arts economics degree admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

A diverse foundation for an enriching education in economics

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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