Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$288 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

B.A./B.S. in Economics – Online

Curriculum

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.

Two options to focus your economics studies

  • Managerial economics: 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: 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:

  1. Baccalaureate core: 48 credits plus a Writing Intensive Course (WIC) of at least 3 credits
  2. College of Liberal Arts core: 15 credits
  3. B.A. or B.S. requirements: 15-24 credits
  4. Economics major: 51 credits
  5. 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.

Transfer credits

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.

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Notice to all students: Due to Massachusetts Department of Higher Education guidelines, internships cannot be completed within the state of Massachusetts. Students intending to complete an internship in Massachusetts must work their academic advisors or department to make alternate arrangements.

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