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Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Students majoring the Economics program of Wesleyan University find that they acquire an excellent preparation for careers in academics, business, consulting, law, and government.

Major Description

Economics is a social science concerned with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. It studies how individuals, businesses, governments, and nations make choices about allocating scarce resources.  Economics can generally be broken down into macroeconomics, which concentrates on the behavior of the aggregate economy, and microeconomics, which focuses on individual consumers, businesses, and markets.

Student Learning Goals

Learning Goals

  • Knowledge of basic economic principles, important economic issues, and major economic institutions
  • The capability to read and understand the scholarly literature
  • The capability to engage in theoretical and empirical analysis of economic problems


Method of Assessment

  • Performance in sequential curriculum

The curriculum for ECON has three stages, each stage presuming a certain level of economic literacy and competency.

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:
  • Economics
  • Economic Theory
  • Financial Accounting
  • Climate Change Economics and Policy
  • Economics of Wealth and Poverty
  • Public Economics

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.

General Requirements

  • Completed Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Secondary School Report and official high school transcripts
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Mid-year Grade Report
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • $55 Application Fee (non-refundable) or Fee Waiver
  • If you wish to submit your SAT or ACT as proof of English proficiency, you must submit all sections of the SAT or ACT.
  • A high degree of proficiency in English, as described below, must also be demonstrated.
  • A strong secondary school preparation in English, social science, science, mathematics, and a foreign language.
  • Candidates studying at schools outside the US who have taken national examinations for university admission (A levels, French Baccalaureate, ISC, International Baccalaureate, etc.) are expected to have achieved superior results.
  • Interviews are not required as part of the admissions process, but we encourage prospective students to arrange them if possible.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    59086 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59086 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    59086 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59086 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Middletown

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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