Economic Policy Certificate

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Expand your career options with an economic policy certificate from Indiana State.

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Program Availability

The Economic Policy Certificate program is open to currently enrolled students (except economics majors) who wish to increase employability. Students from many different majors will benefit from further study of economics as applied to relevant public policy issues. Students should consult with their advisors before enrolling in courses to ensure suitability and to plan their program of study.

This certificate program in economic policy is also open to working professionals. For application instructions, visit Admissions.

Program Highlights

The Economic Policy Certificate Program focuses on economic analysis of public policy. This undergraduate program is ideal if you want to pursue or advance your career in business, government, labor relations, economic analysis, banking, urban planning, and related fields.


To earn the certificate, you will complete 12-15 credits, including a core of introductory courses in economics plus electives that enable you to tailor the program to meet specific educational and career goals. Electives are offered in areas of study pertaining to specific economic and social issues including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Healthcare
  • Labor relations
  • Government regulation and finance
  • Economic history
  • Gender
  • Economic development


Courses in the economic policy certificate may satisfy some requirements in business majors offered by the Scott College of Business. The certificate also provides a pathway towards completion of the University’s Economic Policy Minor.


Transfer Credit

Indiana State University accepts credit from regionally accredited college and universities within the United States, and from selected schools located outside the United States. Credit also may be granted for military training and experience. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per these transfer guidelines.

Career Possibilities

As economic analysis plays a central role in public policy debates, this certificate is relevant for multiple career paths, including individuals pursuing careers in business, government, and non-profit organizations.  In addition, the program may be helpful if you are pursuing a degree in business, law, journalism, or social services.


Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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