BS Economics


Economics examines how societies, businesses and individuals deal with scarcity. As an economics major at ASU learning from world-renowned researchers and award-winning professors, you are equipped with rigorous theoretical and empirical tools that enable you to study the decisions of individuals, businesses and governments.

Program Description

The Department of Economics at ASU provides highest-quality instruction to students, conducts cutting-edge research in economics and provides leadership and service to its professional communities. The department's undergraduate students are provided the critical thinking and communication skills needed to succeed in business, government or graduate school.

The BS program in economics is built on a strong core of economic theory, supplemented by mathematics and data analysis. All students are encouraged to develop programs of study tailored to their individual needs and interests. Students choose from a variety of courses within the department as well as from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the university to broaden their knowledge and skills and individualize their learning experience.

Students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in economics program may not pursue a concurrent degree with the BS in politics and the economy or the BS in economics, offered by the W. P. Carey School of Business, due to the high level of overlap in curriculum. Students should speak with their academic advisor for any further questions.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 210 - Brief Calculus
  • Math Intensity: Moderate program math intensity moderate




Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman Transfer International Readmission

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.



Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu/request for information about how to change a major to this program.



Flexible Degree Options

Accelerated program options

This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:


Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.



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Career Outlook

Graduates have been very successful in business, consulting and government. Others have gone on to the best law schools in the country and top doctoral and MBA programs in the United States and abroad. Many graduates have won prestigious national awards, such as the Marshall Award, National Science Foundation fellowships, Fulbright fellowships and the Truman Award.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Business Intelligence Analyst


  • Growth: %
  • Median Salary*:

Certified Financial Planner (CFP)


  • Growth: 14.9%
  • Median Salary*: $90,640
Green Occupation   Bright Outlook

Economist


  • Growth: 6.3%
  • Median Salary*: $102,490

Financial Analyst


  • Growth: 10.9%
  • Median Salary*: $84,300
Green Occupation   Bright Outlook

Investment Fund Manager


  • Growth: 18.7%
  • Median Salary*: $125,080

Market Research Analyst


  • Growth: 23.2%
  • Median Salary*: $63,230
  Bright Outlook

Politician


  • Growth: 7.1%
  • Median Salary*: $25,630

Regulatory Affairs Manager


  • Growth: 8.0%
  • Median Salary*: $105,610
Green Occupation

Treasurer


  • Growth: 18.7%
  • Median Salary*: $125,080
  Bright Outlook

Urban Planner


  • Growth: 12.8%
  • Median Salary*: $71,490
Green Occupation   Bright Outlook

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).



Global Opportunities

Global Experience

With over 250 programs in more than 65 countries (ranging from one week to one year), study abroad is possible for all ASU students wishing to gain global skills and knowledge in preparation for a 21st-century career. Students earn ASU credit for completed courses, while staying on track for graduation, and may apply financial aid and scholarships toward program costs. https://mystudyabroad.asu.edu



Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.



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