This is a 180-credit undergraduate program at the end of which you will earn either a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Economics. The economics major at OSU provides a strong foundation in quantitative analysis, oral and written communication, problem solving and research methods.
Three options to focus your economics studies
- General comprehensive training in modern economics: prepares students for businesses who want employees who can think, communicate well, write and solve problems, and who are comfortable with quantitative analysis.
- Managerial economics option: allows students to use business classes toward their economics major requirements. This option is for students interested in jobs or graduate work in business with a strong economic background.
- Law, economics and policy option: serves students interested in public service or advanced study in law or public policy. This option draws from OSU’s political science and philosophy online courses as well as economics.
The degree requirements consist of five main areas:
- Baccalaureate core: 48 credits plus a Writing Intensive Course (WIC) of at least 3 credits
- College of Liberal Arts core: 15 credits
- B.A. or B.S. requirements: 15 – 24 credits
- Economics major: 51 credits
- Electives: as needed to meet the 180 credit minimum to graduate
Total: 180 credits, including at least 60 upper division credits
To view the economics major requirements, please visit Oregon State’s official General Catalog. And please check out the following pages if you need additional information about the baccalaureate core or the College of Liberal Arts core.
Some of the degree requirements can be transferred from other colleges and universities. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement. Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance into OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through the Single Course Search tool provided by OSU's Office of Admissions.
Add a minor
OSU Ecampus students have the ability to add a minor to their degree program. OSU offers a diverse selection of minors online.