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Learn to solve human problems in areas including business, government, international relations, medicine, and law, with an economics degree from Indiana State.

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Why Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at Indiana State?

Indiana State’s bachelor’s degree in economics offers you an excellent program of study, combined with personalized attention from faculty and exceptional opportunities to enrich your studies.

The Economics BS at Indiana State is available as a traditional, on-campus program and also may be completed as a fully online degree.

Online Economics BS  

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Help Improve Society

As an economics major, you will master economic theory and practice, analyze economic problems, evaluate public policy, and develop careful reasoning skills. You will learn not just to accept the world as it is but rather to understand it, critically evaluate it, and become empowered to make a positive impact.

Learn from Our Excellent Faculty

As an economics major, you will benefit from small classes taught by award-winning faculty who have a diversity of specialties. Most hold doctoral degrees and engage in research and scholarly activities. All are dedicated to your success.

Your instructors will assist you with professional development, including career paths, internships, undergraduate research opportunities, participation at professional conferences, and other issues related to your professional growth.  

What You’ll Learn in the Economics Program

The economics bachelor’s degree offers the opportunity for concentrated study of traditional economic theory as well as specific economic and social issues, including economic development, health and medical care, international trade and finance, labor relations, and the environment.

You will work with your advisor to create a customized program that meets your specific career goals. This type of planning is particularly important if you are interested in pursuing graduate study.

You will also have opportunities to engage in research and participate in professional conferences. Internships are encouraged, especially if you are interested in careers in areas such as business management, government administration, labor relations, economic analysis, banking, and urban planning.

Note:  If your goal is to teach economics at the high school level, you should consider Indiana State’s Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education with economics as a concentration.

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Transfer Credit

Indiana State University accepts credit from regionally accredited colleges 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 Indiana State's transfer guidelines.

Transfer Guidelines

Career Possibilities for Economics Majors

Our graduates are prepared for a variety of entry-level positions in government, business, research or non-profit organizations, and consulting firms.

With experience and a graduate degree, many advance into positions of greater responsibility, including administration, independent research, and teaching positions at colleges and universities.

Many students pursue advanced study in areas such as business, economics, medicine, public policy, and law.

Watch this American Economic Association video about careers in economics.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for economists to grow by 6% from 2021 to 2031. 

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Looking Abroad for Inspiration

“Any time you have the opportunity to encounter somebody different than yourself, you will learn something new. There is no better opportunity for such learning than to have an opportunity that immerses you in something unfamiliar.”

Abigail Grider, ‘19 says she was inspired by new directions and new career possibilities during a study abroad experience in Morocco.  

Learn more about Abigail’s experience.

Accreditation

Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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