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Economics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Economics is a social science that studies how a society can best use its resources – how do we get the most from our limited resources? Firms, non-profits, governments, households, and individuals all face this question, so understanding economics is useful in a wide variety of professional and personal situations. 


Economics helps us think critically about a diverse array of problems ranging from domestic and international public policy issues to personal choices about careers, spending, and investments. Thus, a sound knowledge of economics is vital for understanding the contemporary world and its problems. The Economics major also offers useful training for those interested in pursuing a business career, and provides excellent preparation for post-graduate work in Economics, Law, Business, Public Administration, Public Policy and other professional fields. For economics majors a well-balanced offering of courses is designed to equip the student with an understanding of basic economic relationships, the essential tools of economic analysis, and a store of factual knowledge.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are accepted until the first day of class each semester. To receive full consideration for various freshman scholarships, apply by December 15.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Introductory Economics    
  • Prin: Macroeconomics    
  • Prin: Microeconomics   
  • Business in Japan     
  • Topics in Economics    
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics   
  • Intermediate Microeconomics    
  • Economic Statistics    
  • Money and Banking     
  • Labor in the American Economy   
  • Economics of Pov and Discrm     
  • Industrial Organization    
  • Experimental Economics     
  • Environmental Economics     
  • Econ of the Medical Sector     

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Freshmen who have attended secondary school abroad are expected to meet the same general admissions requirements as U.S. students.  

Academic performance in high school

  • Successful completion of secondary school program before enrollment at UM-Dearborn
  • Solid preparation in the traditional academic college-preparatory subjects is required (English, math, science, social studies), by pursuing a general academic (non-vocational) program of study - see specific requirements by country
  • Trend of grades and mix of academic courses will be considered

SAT and/or ACT test scores

  • The highest composite test score is used in the Admission decision

Language proficiency test (TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    105 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 105 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


UM-Dearborn offers many sources of funding each year to assist students with their academic and living expenses.  There are countless funding resources available from outside the university.  Students are encouraged to actively research all applicable scholarship opportunities. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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