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: 01/09/2023


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 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 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: 4.4 %
Salary: $89,330

Data Scientist


Growth: %
Salary:

Economist


Growth: 14.1 %
Salary: $108,350

Financial Analyst


Growth: %
Salary:

Investment Fund Manager


Growth: 15.5 %
Salary: $134,180

Market Research Analyst


Growth: 17.7 %
Salary: $65,810

Politician


Growth: 6.2 %
Salary: $33,200

Regulatory Affairs Manager


Growth: %
Salary:

Treasurer


Growth: 15.5 %
Salary: $134,180

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 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).

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.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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