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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [Archived Catalog]

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

Ariaster Chimeli, contact person

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 globe 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


Universitywide Graduation Requirements

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

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences

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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