Undergraduate program

Economics is a social science concerned with how societies deal with scarcity. Economists explain and predict economic behavior at both the micro- and macro- levels. With an economics degree from ASU, you’ll learn to model economic phenomena in a precise and rigorous way using quantitative tools such as algebra, calculus and statistics.

Economics – bachelor’s degree program (BS)

The Department of Economics offers two ways to complete a BS in economics. There is a BS offered by the W. P. Carey School of Business and a BS offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students may complete either degree on the Tempe campus or fully online through ASU online.

In collaboration with the School of Politics and Global Studies, the economics department offers a Politics and the Economy concentration option for the BS in economics offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a standalone BS in politics and the economy. Both of these majors combine the expertise of the faculty in both the Department of Economics and the School of Politics and Global Studies, preparing students to evaluate society's most relevant issues. Students majoring in politics and the economy are eligible to apply for the accelerated Master of Arts in Political Science offered by the School of Politics and Global Studies.

In partnership with the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, students may complete the W. P. Carey BS in economics degree concurrently with engineering management. These degrees provide students with multifaceted coursework, in preparation for leadership in engineering enterprises.

Students pursuing other degrees may enhance their programs with a minor in economics.