Disparities and Discrimination through an Economic Lens – Online Microcredential

Be a force for good and reduce economic disparities

Social and economic inequality are increasingly prominent features of our lives. Professionals with an economic skill set bring a distinct collection of tools to measure, analyze and create policy on these disparities.

By earning a microcredential in disparities and discrimination through an economic lens online from Oregon State University, you'll take part in the economic analysis of disparities with a focus on statistical discrimination, sources of disparities in employment and wages, the roles education and immigration play in shaping the labor market, and policies to remedy economic inequality.


Required courses (12 credits)

Prerequisite courses

Some courses within Oregon State's online microcredential offerings may require you to complete prerequisites in order to enroll. Before applying, it's important to understand the timing and schedule for when microcredential courses are offered, including any prerequisite courses.

Please contact the program lead for more details or connect with the Ecampus enrollment services team to learn more.


The in-demand skills you’ll develop as a student in this microcredential will give you what you need to stand out and level up your career.

  • Human capital analysis
  • Public policy analysis
  • Labor relations analysis
  • Managerial decision-making
  • Economic analysis of discrimination
  • Measurement of inequality

Start working toward an economics degree

Once you earn a microcredential in disparities and discrimination through an economic lens, you can apply the 12 credits you earn directly toward Oregon State’s online bachelor’s degree in economics.

If you plan to apply these credits toward a full degree, we encourage you to first contact the program to learn about the degree requirements. Please note that acceptance into a microcredential does not guarantee acceptance into a degree program.


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