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Courses for a Degree in Economics

A college degree in economics focuses on how materials and services are created, moved, and purchased.

For this major you’ll take lots of economics classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as an economist.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in economics:

Economics Courses:

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Elementary Econometrics
  • Money and Banking
  • History of Economic Analysis
  • Economic Development
  • Income Distribution and Inequality
  • Managerial Economics

Business Core Courses:

  • Financial Accounting I
  • Managerial Accounting I
  • Intro to Information Systems
  • Business Statistics
  • Finance
  • Management Science/ Operational Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business Law

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology