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Economics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Salem, IL, United States
A bachelor of arts in Economics offered by Salem State University provides students with the qualitative skills they need to critically analyze questions faced by policy makers and firms. Students must complete a combination of economics and math courses as well as complete a research project to achieve the BA.
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Overview

The department of Economics is dedicated to providing an interesting, student centered educational experience in economics by encouraging students to use economic reasoning, curiosity and critical thinking to investigate and discuss current economic problems and issues of the day.

Economics as an academic discipline recognizes that human wants are unlimited, but that the resources to satisfy those wants are limited. The recognition of these opposing facts necessitates rational choices to maximize human well being.

The choices that people make, and the way they make those choices, have social and political implications. A knowledge of economics and economic analysis is important for a better understanding of past and present social and political issues.

A degree in economics provides an excellent foundation for advanced studies in economics, law and business, as well as the necessary tools for successful careers in almost any field.

A minor in Economics complements all liberal arts majors: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, English, Geography, Geological Sciences, History, Mathematics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Theatre Arts. Mathematics majors and other science majors will find an Economics minor an excellent tool to use in conjunction with their scientific skills. Economics is the most quantitative of the social sciences. majors in the applied disciplines such as Business, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Social Work and Education will find Economics a valuable complement to their studies.

Our Mission

Salem State University's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development.

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:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Statistics for the Social Scientist
  • Economics Elective
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics

For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Send us your transcripts
  • Submit your standardized test scores
  • Submit Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11675 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11675 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Salem

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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