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Economics Major B.S.

  • High demand in both public and private sectors
  • Careers in budget analysts, survey researchers, management analysts, operations analysts
  • Preparation for Ph.D. programs

Major code: BS4225

Faculty Contacts:Dr. Vahe Lskvyan or Dr. William Shambora

Admissions Information

Degree Requirements & Sample 4-Year Program

Program Overview

The B.S. degree in Economics program focuses on a mathematical approach to economics as well as related computational skills and statistical analysis.

In the B.S. in Economics program, students obtain the knowledge needed for graduate study or for employment in research positions that use formal mathematical modeling, computational approaches or statistical analysis.

Careers & Graduate School

Candidates can pursue careers in the public and private sectors. Estimates of demand for graduates with this training are far above demand for graduates without this training.

Careers can include budget analysts, survey researchers, management analysts, operations analysts or careers in academia for graduates who pursue a Ph.D.

Browse through dozens of internship opportunities and full-time job postings for Ohio University students and alumni on Bobcat CareerLink, OHIO’s key resource for researching jobs, employers, workshops, and professional development events. An additional career-related resource for students is the American Economic Association.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Sample 4-Year Program

University-wide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all University-wide graduation requirements.

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts & Sciences

View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts & Sciences.

Economics Hours Requirement

Complete a total of 30 semester hours of ECON coursework, including all of the requirements below.

Required Economics Classes

Complete the following courses:

  • ECON 1030 - Principles of Microeconomics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 1040 - Principles of Macroeconomics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3030 - Intermediate Microeconomics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3040 - Intermediate Macroeconomics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3810 - Economic Statistics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 4850 - Economic Methodology Credit Hours: 3.0

Economics Electives

Complete four courses from the following list:

  • ECON 3000 - Mathematics for Economists Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3010 - Economics of Altruism Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3020 - Games and Economic Behavior Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3050 - Managerial Economics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3080 - Behavioral Economics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3130 - Economics of the Environment Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3140 - Natural Resource Economics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3150 - Economics of Health Care Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3160 - Economics and the Law Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3200 - Labor Economics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3320 - Industrial Organization Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3340 - Economics of Antitrust Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3350 - Economics of Energy Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3370 - Economics of Regulation Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3400 - International Trade Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3410 - International Monetary Systems Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3430 - Financial Economics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3600 - Money and Banking Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3710 - Cost Benefit Analysis Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 3820 - Economic Data Analysis Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 4060 - Monetary Theory and Policy Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 4150 - Regional Analysis Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 4300 - Public Finance Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 4870 - Introduction to Econometrics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ECON 4890 - Economics with SAS Credit Hours: 3.0

Required Mathematics

Complete the following courses:

  • MATH 2301 - Calculus I Credit Hours: 4.0
  • MATH 2302 - Calculus II Credit Hours: 4.0

Other Required Mathematics Classes

Complete one course group.

Course Group Option 1

Complete the following courses:

  • MATH 3050 - Discrete Mathematics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • MATH 3210 - Linear Algebra Credit Hours: 3.0
Course Group Option 2

Complete the following courses:

  • MATH 3200 - Applied Linear Algebra Credit Hours: 3.0
  • MATH 3400 - Elementary Differential Equations Credit Hours: 3.0

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