Jun 21, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [Archived Catalog]

Economics Major (B.S.)

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Major code BS4225

College of Arts and Sciences  
Economics Department  
Bentley Annex 360
Phone: 740.593.2040

Contact Persons:
Harold Winter, Chair
Julie Paxton, Undergraduate Studies Chair

Program Overview

The B.S. degree in economics is a program which will focus on a mathematical approach to economics as well as related computational skills and statistical analysis. In the B.S. in economics program, students will obtain the knowledge needed for graduate study or for employment in research positions which use formal mathematical modeling, computational approaches or statistical analysis. Students will have options to take field courses based on their own interests in areas such as labor, international, environmental, or financial economics.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements but math placement at level 2 or higher is strongly recommended.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The Bachelors of Science in Economics has a focus on quantitative methods and data analysis which are highly valued in the job market and serve as an excellent foundation forgraduate school in Economics. Economists work in a variety of jobs in the private sector, the education sector, the non-profit sector and government agencies. Entry-level positions for economists with a bachelor’s degree include market analysts, consultants, research assistants, data analysts, investment bankers, forecasters, journalists, as well as managers, analysts and leaders in business, banking, government, and non-profit and international organizations. The Bachelor of Science prepares students for continued education in Economics, Mathematics, Law School, Journalism, International Affairs, and Public Policy.

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Universitywide Graduation Requirements

Ohio University requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for the conferral of a bachelor’s degree. This program can be completed within that 120-hour requirement. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other universitywide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  page.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement

View the College and Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements .

Economics Hours Requirement

Complete a total of 36 semester hours of economics coursework.

Required Economics Classes

Complete the following courses:

Economics Electives

Complete 6 courses for at least 18 credit hours from the following list.  At least 5 courses must be at the 3000-level or higher.

Required Mathematics

Complete four of the following courses:

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