Economics: BS, BA
Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services and aims to explain how economies work. Economics students learn how to think critically, solve problems, work with numbers, and a variety of other skills. Students pursuing economics gain valuable research experience that prepares them for graduate school or various careers in business. The coursework in the program also provides a strong grounding in economic theory, which helps open career opportunities that involve policy analysis.
The economics major features a flexible course schedule, making it a great option for students wishing to earn a dual major. Economics is a popular dual major for finance and accounting majors because of the added theoretical and analytical dimension that advanced studies in economics contributes.
A dual major in accounting and economics is also available. Students meeting the requirements for the dual major can receive a BA or a BS.
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In addition to Utah State University’s admissions requirements, the Department of Management has additional requirements:
- Freshmen: Incoming freshman may be admitted directly if they have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher and a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Transfer students from other institutions or students transferring from other USU majors may be admitted after they have earned 24 or more post-high school credits with a 3.5 GPA or higher.
- Students not meeting the above conditions can still to apply. Admission is competitive based on available space. Students must fill out an application (available online), have earned a minimum GPA of 2.67, and must have completed certain prerequisite courses.
International students have additional admissions requirements.
This degree is offered through Utah State University Regional Campuses and follows the USU Regional Campus tuition schedule. See Tuition & Payment for more information.
With a degree in economics, students may be qualified for the following careers:
- Loan officer
- Financial analyst
- Credit manager
- Financial officer
- Insurance underwriter
- Claims adjuster
- Financial planner
- Risk manager
- Asset management
- Economic consultant
- Economic loss specialist
- Statistical analyst
- Management trainee
- Trade specialist
- Trust officer
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