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B.A. in Economics

Economics from Colorado State University is the study of how people and societies use scarce resources to produce the things they want. Economic theory provides a framework for understanding economic issues, analyzing and predicting the likely effects of economic behavior and government policies, and formulating efficient and equitable solutions to pressing economic problems.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $31,712  per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States / Online

A strong liberal arts curriculum including arts and humanities, social and natural sciences, advanced composition, mathematics, and statistics provides the depth and breadth of knowledge needed to systematically and logically analyze problems, generate and test ideas, and develop effective communication and quantitative skills.

Economics from Colorado State University develop an appreciation of economic issues, and learn to analyze and critically evaluate economic phenomena and policies.

The major core includes four semesters of economic theory, a semester of econometrics, a senior capstone seminar, and several semesters of economics electives covering a wide variety of economic topics from environmental and natural resource economics to the history of economic institutions and political economy.

Potential Occupations

Economists are employed in a wide variety of fields from education and research to business and government. Nonprofit and international organizations use economists in overseas development, environmental conservation, and international relations. Economics, like many liberal arts majors, provides students with a broad academic background suitable for a variety of jobs.

Economics majors are trained to think independently and critically, communicate effectively, and function in a multicultural world. Many employers appreciate liberal arts majors for their multiple skills and their ability to adapt to a variety of tasks and work environments.

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Courses Included

  • General Statistics
  • Statistics With Business Application
  • History of Economic Institutions and Thought
  • Marxist Economic Thought
  • Economic History of the United States
  • Recent Economic Thought

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