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Economics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Oregon, OH, United States
The Economics program at Lewis and Clark College focuses on developing the analytical skills to think critically about complex economic, political, and social issues. It stresses the application of theoretical and empirical techniques, culminating in the production of a piece of original student research.    
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Economics program at Lewis and Clark College

The curriculum begins with an introduction to the methods and questions of economics in Principles of Economics. Students are then encouraged to explore the range of lower-level electives and core courses. Ideally, students interested in majoring in economics will have completed the lower-division core courses and declared their major by the end of the sophomore year. Students may, depending on their interests, choose one of three concentrations (International, Public Policy, or Theory) or elect for a general economics degree. 

The capstone experience for the economics major is the senior thesis, in which each student develops an original piece of research. Students are strongly advised to work closely with members of the economics faculty to plan a program of study tailored to their individual interests. Students intending to pursue graduate studies in economics or careers as research economists are strongly encouraged to take additional mathematics courses, particularly calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and additional work in statistics. Students are also encouraged to complement their studies with practical experience in a range of internships.

The economics department values independent student research, and students are encouraged to seek out research opportunities with the faculty. Students regularly work with economic faculty as research assistants, as partners in student-faculty research with support from the college, and as independent researchers under the guidance of a faculty member.

Faculty members vary in age, background, and experience but are united by a commitment to teaching and conveying the excitement and value of studying economics. The seven departmental faculty offer expertise in a variety of topics including environmental economics, labor economics, game theory, financial markets, radical political economy, business cycles, public finance, poverty, international trade and finance, econometrics, development economics, economic history, economics of technology, and urban economics. Faculty members have active research programs, publishing articles in a range of outlets. The economics faculty regularly speak at a range of venues including local gatherings, national academic conferences, and international policy making bodies. Some faculty maintain popular blogs on a range of economic issues.

The Economics Department is also involved in several interdisciplinary areas.  Selected economics courses are cross listed in International Affairs, History, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, Environmental studies, Women’s studies and Political Economy.

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 Economics
  • Statistics
  • Calculus 
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Econometrics

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

  • Online Common Application or Paper Application with essay attached.
  • Official transcripts of all secondary school and college grades. 
  • Financial Documents
  • Proof of English proficiency.
  • School Report.
  • Teacher Evaluation, completed by a teacher who has taught you in an academic course (English, mathematics, science, foreign language, history, or social studies). 
  • SAT and/or ACT scores are optional for international student applicants, but are highly recommended for applicants who attend international/American schools. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oregon

  • 1031 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

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