Economics (BS)


Actuary, Bank Examiner, Banking, Business, Commodities Trader, Consumer, Cost Analyst, Econometrics, Economist, International Marketing, Labor, Labor Relations Specialist, Market Research, Merchandising, Retail Business, Securities Broker, Selling, Statistician, investment, money, private industry, sales

Program Description

The mission of the Department of Economics at ASU is to provide the highest quality instruction to students, conduct cutting-edge research in economics and provide leadership and service to our professional communities. The department's undergraduate program aims to provide students with the critical-thinking and communication skills needed to succeed in business, government or graduate school.

The BS 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.

At a Glance
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 210 - Brief Calculus . or MAT 270
  • Math Intensity: Moderateprogram math intensity moderate

Required Courses (Major Map)
Admission Requirements
General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Transfer Agreements
ASU has partnered with the following institutions to provide curriculum pathways for transfer to this ASU degree program:

Maricopa County Community College DistrictMaricopa County Community College District
Arizona Western College
Central Arizona College
Coconino Community College
Cochise College
Eastern Arizona College
Mohave Community College
Northland Pioneer College
Pima Community College

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Career Opportunities

Students who have sought careers following their undergraduate education have been very successful in business, consulting and government. Others have gone on to the best law schools in the country and top PhD 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.

Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.


Career *Growth *Median Salary
7.9%
$52,570
2.5%
$71,220
3.3%
$83,410
8.8%
$74,090
3.9%
$105,060
6.1%
$67,020
9.7%
$90,870
5.7%
$95,710
11.7%
$78,620
3.9%
$105,060
  
$20,180
8.1%
$62,620
18.6%
$61,290
29.6%
$81,060
9.7%
$73,790
  
$104,920
3.9%
$105,060
11.6%
$49,760
6.8%
$115,320
6.3%
$66,940
3.9%
$105,060
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Contact Information

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