• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Lincoln, NE, United States
We offer a bachelor degree in Economics at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Economics is a popular major for undergraduates because the content taught has broad application to decisions made by individuals, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. 
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An economics major also helps students understand major economic issues that are discussed and debated at the local, state, national and international levels of society. In addition, an economics major offers sound preparation in analytical thinking and quantitative methods for students planning to enter professional and graduate programs, particularly those in law, business, finance, public policy, and international relations. At University of Nebraska-Lincoln we offer a bachelor degree in Economics. 

Professional economists are employed at colleges and universities as teachers and academic researchers, in many branches of governments as policy analysts and data scientists, and in businesses of all types as economic experts, consultants, and applied researchers. Economists study a wide range of topics that include competition in markets, technology and innovation, public finance (taxes and spending), labor and education, environmental issues, income distribution, money and monetary policy, and international trade and finance.

Career Opportunities

Economics allows for a variety of career opportunities in many different types of organizations. Recent UNL economics graduates are employed full-time at the following companies, just to name a few:

  • Ameritas
  • Cerner
  • ConAgra
  • Gemini Fund Services
  • Kiewit
  • Milliman Inc.
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • National Indemnity Company
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Sandhills Publishing
  • Trade Explorer
  • Union Pacific Railroad

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Economic Essentials and Issues
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Statistics
  • An Introduction to Money and Banking

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Transcripts: You will self-report your academic record. Use an unofficial transcript to fill in your information
  • After you've taken the ACT or SAT, request the testing institution to send us your official scores. Our codes are: ACT: 2482 and SAT: 6877
  • Application Fee: There is a $45 application fee payable with a credit card or a check. Make the check out to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and put the applicant's name on the memo line
  • Scholarship Statement: To be considered for leadership and diversity scholarships, you must write a 500-word essay all about you. Focus on leadership, career goals and community service

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1028 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1028 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1028 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1028 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    321 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 321 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lincoln

  • 926 - 1380 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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