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.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
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:
- A strong understanding of economic concepts and practice.
- 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.
Will my liberal arts economics degree say 'online'?
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 212: Microeconomic Principles (SB)
ECN 211: Macroeconomic Principles (SB)
STP 226: Elements of 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:
Liberal arts economics degree admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student 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).
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.