The ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Economics provides students with a set of rigorous theoretical and empirical tools to study the decisions of individuals, firms and governments. The economics curriculum can be paired with a customized set of electives to suit individual interest.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Class number may be less for transfer students.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

The online Bachelor of Science in Economics offered by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides students the opportunity to complete a set of rigorous courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and applied statistics. Students also select department electives covering topics such as international economics, money and banking, and labor economics.

The B.S. in Economics offered by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides the same economics curriculum as the major offered by the W.P. Carey School of Business while allowing students a great deal of flexibility in the selection of elective coursework to satisfy degree requirements. Those interested in government or public-sector work may pair the economics curriculum with courses in political science or urban planning. Those wishing for private sector preparation may choose to minor in business. Students who wish to, or who have already completed, coursework in other disciplines may find the economics major a path to obtaining the skills required for analytical career.

Nationally ranked program:

  • U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the ASU economics department 42nd among hundreds of U.S. university economics departments, and 16th among all U.S. public universities.


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Economics faculty includes awarded winning teachers and world renowned researchers. Faculty members routinely publish in the top journals of the discipline. Members of the economics faculty include a Nobel Prize winning economist (Edward Prescott) and National Academy of Science member.

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Related Careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Economics have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Example Careers

Government researcher and other business and financial occupations such as:

  • financial analyst
  • bank manager
  • business intelligence analyst
  • loan officer
  • market research analyst
  • real estate analyst
  • compliance manager
  • credit analyst


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