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Economics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) Lexington, KY, United States
Economics is often thought of as a highly abstract subject, but at Transylvania University the application of economic theories in the real world is an important part of the learning process.
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You’ll study how households make decisions about jobs, spending and saving and how businesses make decisions about production and pricing. You’ll also learn how goods are produced and distributed, how pricing affects markets and how law and technology affect labor and capital. 

Our Economics students regularly conduct research with support from Transylvania University faculty and student enrichment fund and present their findings at conferences. Their work has been recognized with awards from the Kentucky Economics Association and publication in the Journal of Applied Economics and Policy. 

Because economics touches every aspect of business and social science, there is a great demand for well-trained professionals in this field. Economists are employed by business firms for corporate planning and by financial firms, such as banks and brokers, for analysis and research. In the government sector, economists are hired to determine the need for, and results of, public policies. Many students of economics earn advanced degrees, teach and conduct research at universities.

Possible Career Options

  • Attorney
  • College Professor
  • Company CEO
  • Corporate consultant
  • Government economist
  • Healthcare administration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications received from first-time students after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.

  • 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 Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Economics and Business Statistics
  • Microeconomics - Theory and Applications
  • Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Seminar in Economics
  • Calculus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Admissions Essay
  • Official Secondary School Transcript
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, ACT and/or SAT scores
  • Counselor's Evaluation and Recommendation
  • Teacher's Evaluation and Recommendation
  • Official College Transcripts (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41610 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41610 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lexington

  • 908 - 1470 USD/month
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