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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Economics Major (B.A.)


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Major code BA4221

College of Arts and Sciences
Economics Department  
Bentley Annex 360
Phone: 740.593.2040
Fax: 740.593.0181
raines@ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/economics 

Vahe Lskavyan lskavyan@ohio.edu or William Shambora shambora@ohio.edu, contact persons

Program Overview

The major in economics develops core skills which allow the analysis of economics problems and relationships. The major also studies the collective behavior of businesses and industries, governments and countries, and the world as a whole. The major emphasizes an analytical approach used in problem-solving, observation, and inference from data, and presenting ideas in writing and speech. The major involves study of microeconomics and macroeconomics, study in economics fields such as labor economics, managerial economics or energy economics, and the use of statistical analysis in economics.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirement beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirement beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Economists work on a variety of jobs in the private sector, government agencies, the education sector and as consultants. Entry level positions for economists with a bachelor’s degree include market analysts, research assistants for administrative or management positions and various sales jobs. Master’s and Ph.D. degrees prepare economists for jobs requiring more quantitative and analytical skills. Examples of sectors and jobs that draw on the skills developed in the economics major are the following:

  • General business: business analyst, marketing analyst, business forecaster, auditor
  • Government: researcher, analyst, speechwriter, forecaster
  • Financial services: broker, financial analyst, investment banker
  • Banking: credit analyst, loan officer, investment analyst
  • Education: college professor, researcher
  • Journalism: economic analyst, industry analyst
  • Other: business consultant, think tank analyst

Browse through dozens of internship opportunities and full-time job postings for Ohio University students and alumni on Bobcat CareerLink, OHIO’s key resource for researching jobs, employers, workshops, and professional development events. An additional career-related resource for students is the American Economic Association.

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Economics Hours Requirement


Complete a total of 30 semester hours of ECON coursework, including all of the requirements below.

Required Economics Classes


Complete the following courses:

Economics Electives


Complete four courses from the following list:

Required Non-Economics Course


Complete the following math course or its equivalent or a higher level math course.

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