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Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #75 (BCR) Online
Economics from Penn State World Campus can provide you with the knowledge necessary to view and describe society and organizations from an analytical perspective. Economics is the social science that aims to understand human behavior not only by using psychology or sociology, but also by studying society through mathematics and statistics. 
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The curriculum of this Economics from Penn State World Campus is designed to teach you to think critically and analytically in order to make or recommend decisions, allocate resources, and solve complex issues. 

In this program, you will have the opportunity to study with highly regarded faculty from Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts, one of the premier institutions in the world to study and work in the liberal arts disciplines. 

This degree can provide you with the knowledge about mathematical models and statistical techniques and an understanding about how incentives affect human behavior, markets, and economies, so you can design solutions that utilize resources effectively and lead to the most optimal outcomes.


With your bachelor of science degree in economics, you could obtain a position requiring you to perform such tasks as the following:

  • understand and forecast market trends to predict how they will impact your business
  • determine pricing policies for products in order to maximize your organization’s profits
  • evaluate the impact of the economic environment on the bottom line of any organization
  • advise and make recommendations to management about key strategic decisions
  • collect and analyze data using spreadsheets, statistical software, and computer programs to understand preferences and design incentives

In addition to an entry-level position as an economist, other job opportunities for graduates of this program include:

  • financial examiner
  • financial analyst
  • financial adviser
  • market research analyst
  • operations research analyst
  • statisticians
  • financial, securities, and commodities sales agents

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • macroeconomic analysis and policy
  • microeconomic analysis
  • econometrics
  • labor and industrial organizations
  • money and banking
  • calculus and statistical analysis
  • computer programming

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    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

  • To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate, or have completed your GED. 
  • High school transcripts or GED transcript
  • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable).
  • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Submit official documents by mail

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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