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 and other core business 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.

Sample Courses

Economics Courses:

  • Basic Economics: Theory and Practice
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Money and Banking
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Elementary Econometrics
  • Money and Banking
  • International Trade
  • Economic Forecasting
  • History of Economic Analysis
  • Economic Development
  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Advertising
  • Economics of Organizations
  • Emerging Markets
  • Income Distribution and Inequality
  • Managerial Economics

Core Business Courses:

  • Business Law
  • Business Information Systems
  • Principles of Finance
  • Managing People and Organizations
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Statistics

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