Economics (BS or BA)
What is A Economics (BS or BA) Degree?
Economics is the science of compiling and analyzing how markets work. That involves not only a critical look at statistical measures but also at basic human behavior and how the two affect each other. Economics answers the basic question of how people and companies decide how to use their limited resources, resources like time and money, to produce the most value. It involves taking a broad view of what’s happening in the world to figure out how value is exchanged.
The BS in Economics provides a more technical look at the field than the BA, which is more humanities-based. Courses, in addition to general education work, will include several math courses—statistics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra—and introductory economics courses, all as a foundation. These will be followed by more advanced economics courses like microeconomics, macroeconomics, empirical methods, IT for economics, game theory, etc. Be ready for a lot of mathematical and analytical stuff!
The video below discusses a “typical” program, so it should help regardless of which school you are considering.