Undergraduate Programs and Minors

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Economics prepares students to qualify for positions in business and government. Specific areas include finance, labor, transportation, international trade, banking, and regulatory agencies. A major in economics also provides a foundation for teaching at the college or high school level, and for entrance into graduate school or law school.


Within this major, students can choose from the following options:


Applied Economics

This option provides students with applied, more specialized training in economics. It is recommended for students interested in a career that requires applied business and economics skills.


Social and Behavioral Sciences

This option serves students with interdisciplinary interests in economics and other areas of social and behavioral sciences.


Business Economics

A total of 120 units is required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with the Business Economics Option. The BSBA degree with this option requires completion of 45 units in BSBA core courses and 21 units in the option. Consult with an adviser for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives. This option conveys analytical and quantitative skills needed by consulting firms, business corporations and government agencies.


For more information about courses, please visit the University Catalog here. For graduation Roadmaps and Checklists, please visit Advisement here.