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.
Students receive a BS by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
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. Information about this degree is found in the USU catalog.
For more information, visit https://huntsman.usu.edu/undergraduate/majors/economics-major.
Emhpases (an emphasis is not required)
- Economic Theory - Delve more deeply into economic theory as you prepare for graduate school in a variety of research areas.
- International Economics and Trade - Study economics as it relates to globalization and interdependence among countries.
- Managerial Economics - Prepare for a career in business or gain the foundation to prepare you to pursue an MBA.
- Prelaw Economics - Enjoy a flexible program with lots of elective credit options as you prepare for law school or careers in political science.
The economics degree (BS) is available online without an emphasis.
The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business may charge differential tuition for this program. Differential tuition is an added cost per credit for courses in the program. See the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule 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
Career Services provides counseling and information on hundreds of job and internship opportunities and even helps students apply and interview.
Select degrees and programs are not available at all Utah State University locations. Please contact a regional campus advisor to verify program availability.If you are intending to complete this program online outside the state of Utah, please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state.