Online Bachelor of Science in Economics – Liberal Arts

Are you looking to develop valuable and diverse knowledge of micro and macroeconomics? If so, Arizona State University's Bachelor of Science in economics degree online may be perfect for you. Offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, this online economics degree combines your passion for economics with interests in fields such as urban planning and political science. 

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 41

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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Is economics a liberal arts degree?

While economics isn't typically seen as a liberal arts degree, this online economics degree covers both art and science, allowing students to complete a wider range of courses. You'll have the opportunity to build a curriculum in line with your interests, whereas business economics majors emphasize the study of business principles alongside economics. 

This liberal arts online economics degree provides graduates with three key advantages: 

  1. A strong understanding of economic concepts and practice. 
  2. A valuable liberal arts education that develops key abilities like critical thinking. 
  3. A flexible program that provides the opportunity to explore complementary subjects with elective and related area courses. 

What will I learn in this online economics degree?

In this online economics degree, you'll discuss theory of exchange and production, study methods of statistical description and apply regression techniques to forecasting in business and institutional environments. You'll also gain a wide range of transferrable skills, such as: 

  • Critical thinking. 
  • Market analysis. 
  • Statistical analysis.  

 

Upon graduation, you'll have the knowledge and skills needed for a variety of careers, including business intelligence analyst, economics, financial analyst and market research analyst. 

Why choose this online economics program?

 

This online economics degree strikes an effective balance between general educational enrichment and a specific focus on economics. With courses tailored to your interests, this program offers a great deal of flexibility and leaves you prepared for careers in both the public and private sectors. Additionally, you're taught by the same renowned faculty, using the same curriculum, as your in-person counterparts. 

Will my liberal arts economics degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

ASU economics courses

In this online economics degree, you’ll cover principles, theories and applications of economics for a broad and enriching education. You'll also have the opportunity to choose electives that align with your interests and career goals. 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 310: Applied Regression and Data Analytics


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 may choose from several 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, but are not limited to:

Certified Financial Planner (CFP)


Growth: 12.8 %
Salary: $95,390

Data Scientist


Growth: 35.2 %
Salary: $103,500

Economist


Growth: 6.3 %
Salary: $113,940

Financial Analyst


Growth: 7.6 %
Salary: $95,080

Investment Fund Manager


Growth: 16.0 %
Salary: $139,790

Lawyer


Growth: 7.5 %
Salary: $135,740

Market Research Analyst


Growth: 13.4 %
Salary: $68,230

Politician


Growth: 3.4 %
Salary: $48,090

Regulatory Affairs Manager


Growth: 3.3 %
Salary: $128,620

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

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Competency requirements

Additional admission requirements

High school equivalency

Homeschool

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

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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Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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