Bachelor of Arts in Economics

From economics in theory to economic in practice

A Bachelor of Arts in Economics offers a variety of advantages, making it a versatile and valuable degree choice. Gain a deep understanding of economic theories, principles, and models, allowing you to analyze complex economic issues with clarity and precision. This analytical skill set is highly sought after in various fields, including finance, consulting, government, and academia. Equip yourself with critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, enabling you to evaluate policy decisions, market trends, and business strategies with a keen eye for detail. Develop strong quantitative skills, earning a proficiency in data analysis, and the ability to interpret statistical information, which are essential in today's data-driven world.

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Learn from IU Southeast's expert faculty and gain a global perspective and explore topics such as international trade, development economics, and economic globalization through hands-on experiences.. This broad understanding of global economic dynamics enhances cultural awareness prepares you for careers in an interconnected world. Graduates often enjoy competitive salaries and a wide range of career opportunities, from economic research and financial analysis to public policy and corporate strategy, making it a highly rewarding and impactful field of study.


A Bachelor of Arts in Economics opens doors to diverse and lucrative career paths across various industries. You'll be able to pursue roles in finance, such as financial analyst, investment banker, or risk manager, where analytical skills and understanding of market trends are highly valued. In government agencies and international organizations, economists play pivotal roles in policy analysis, economic development, and regulatory compliance. Consulting firms often recruit economics graduates for positions in market research, strategic planning, and economic forecasting, leveraging their expertise to advise clients on business decisions. You'll also have opportunities in academia and research institutions, where economists contribute to economic theory, empirical research, and public discourse on socioeconomic issues. Embark on a fulfilling career that combines analytical rigor, problem-solving abilities, and a deep understanding of economic principles to drive innovation and shape the future of global economies.

Degree information

120 Credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Students receiving the Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • General Education Core (30 cr.)
  • Foreign Language Requirement (14 cr.)
  • Bachelor of Arts Distribution Requirements (15 cr.)
  • Economics Major Requirements (39 cr.)
  • Electives as needed to complete 120 total credit hours
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level

All courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C-

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Course topics include:

  • Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics

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