Economics (BS) Online


The online economics degree prepares students to study and solve issues pertaining to government, business, law, medicine, and international relations.

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Program Availability

The online Bachelor of Science in Economics degree program at Indiana State University is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

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

As an online economics major at Indiana State University, you will pursue a customizable program of study tailored to your specific career goals. You will review economics studies with perspectives on economic development, gender and economics, health and medical care, labor relations, public finance, and the environment. The program can be completed in four years (full-time) of online study, but students also have the option of part-time study.

Learn from Our Excellent Faculty

Our instructors bring a diversity of specialties in economics to their courses. Most professors hold doctoral degrees, and they incorporate their research and scholarly activities into class discussions and assignments. All are dedicated to your academic success.

Our small online class sizes ensure instructors can provide personalized feedback and one-on-one mentorship throughout the online economics program. They will assist you with career paths, internships, undergraduate research opportunities, participation at professional conferences, and other professional development opportunities.

What You'll Learn in the Online Economics Program

The online BS in economics includes 120 credits (with 39 credits consisting of foundational/general education courses). Each student works with an academic advisor to create a customized program of study.

Required courses for all online economics majors include the principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics; money and banking; and labor economics and labor institutions. Plan your curriculum based on your interest in economic development, the economics of health and medical care, public finance, and gender economics. This curriculum will prepare you for graduate study programs.

Your education will conclude with a senior seminar experience in a specific research area in economics.

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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.

Career Possibilities for Online Economics Majors

Graduates from the online Economics BS program are prepared for entry-level positions in government, business, research or non-profit organizations, and economic consulting firms. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects overall employment for economists to grow six percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than average [].

Our graduates hold positions in independent research, leadership roles, and teaching positions at colleges and universities. Many pursue graduate study programs in business, economics, medicine, public policy, and law.

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Learn from This Expert

Economics instructor Katrina Babb is always evolving her classes and discussion topics. In the past, she has offered classes on environmental economics and related topics. She incorporates her research in economics into learning assignments.

“I do small surveys and assessments to gauge where students are with understanding the material, and they appreciate that the class is done in this fashion, instead of just a lecture. These aren’t easy concepts that we’re learning, and they appreciate that they get to use a more hands-on approach,” Babb comments.

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