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Bachelor of Science in Economics

Making an impact on your community and society at large means recognizing your strengths and optimizing them so you can take action. If you have an interest in numbers, business, and analytical thinking, earning your undergraduate degree in economics can be the first step toward a rewarding career.

Economists conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, and develop forecasts. Their research might focus on topics such as energy costs, inflation, interest rates, farm prices, rents, imports, or employment. Economists work mainly in business, finance, and government and the profession is projected to grow significantly over the next few years.

A bachelor’s degree in Economics from AUM provides students with a strong combination of theory and the practical, hands-on learning you need to hit the ground running in your career. You could work in economic analysis, economic and business modeling, economic and market forecasting, law, banking and finance, corporate finance, international business, or public service.

In this degree program, you can concentrate your studies in general Economics, International Economics and Commerce,or Political Economy.

The Economics department offers various scholarship opportunities to help students pay for school. Our study abroad program includes travel to Germany to visit the Borse Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Spanish Stock Exchange, and London to explore the London Stock Exchange

The Know How

What you will know with a Economics degree from AUM

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO THINK

The courses in this program help you become a critical thinker, with skills such as collecting and evaluating information, drawing conclusions and evaluating those conclusions.

WE PREPARE YOU TO BE WELL-ROUNDED

Writing, researching, presenting, and collaborating are vital skills in this kind of work. You’ll start developing those skills in this program as you learn the fundamentals of economics.

WE GIVE YOU A POSITIVE FRAMEWORK FOR LEADING

This program will help you prepare for graduate studiesshould you choose to pursue them–to advance in your career and have the best shot at leadership roles.

WE PREPARE YOU FOR THE JOB MARKET

Through internship opportunities, study abroad, hands-on assignments, and professional networking opportunities, you’ll be ready to jump into the job market.

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Is a Degree in Economics right for me?

What types of jobs can I get with a economics degree?

Check out our Career Discovery Board on this page to begin exploring your options. Contact us by phone or email so we can get you the answers you need.

What is the difference between an accountant and an economist?

Accountants track the flow of money for businesses and individuals. Economists track the larger trends that drive money and the resources that money represents. Both help businesses and governments plan for the future, make sound financial decisions, and set fiscal policies.

How are the three concentrations in the Economics program different?

They share courses in the University core, business classes, and some economics classes. However, in your third and fourth years of study, you’ll have the opportunity to zero in on the concentration of your interest.

After I graduate, how do I find people who want to hire me?

With an economics degree, you will be ready to undertake a variety of career choices. AUM’s Career Development Center helps you jumpstart your job search and use your network to expand your career options.

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What top-flight career will you choose?

Rewarding Occupations and Job Growth

With this bachelor’s degree as your educational foundation, you have many career possibilities.
Note: Salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education, training, demographics, and industry. Here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Career/Job TitleEntry-level EducationJob Growth 2020-2030Annual Median Salary
EconomistMaster’s degree (recommended)13% (Faster than average)$108,350
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales AgentBachelor’s degree4% (Slower than average)$64,770
Market research analystMaster’s degree (recommended)22% (Much faster than average)$65,810
Financial managerBachelor’s degree17% (Much faster than average)$134,180
Financial AnalystBachelor’s degree6% (As fast as average)$83,660
Budget AnalystBachelor’s degree5% (Slower than average)$78,970

Quick Facts

At AUM’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, you will have powerful learning experiences, working side by side with professors who have real-world experience.

Our academic departments include Communication and Theatre, Criminal Justice, Economics, English and Philosophy, Fine ArtsHistory and World Cultures, Political Science and Public Administration, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, and Army ROTC. To help you pay for college, you might qualify for one of our scholarships.

Bachelor of Science in Economics

In-Class

Required Courses

To complete this degree concentration, you will need to complete courses in the university core, Economics, and electives. Contact us for a current listing of courses required to complete this program.  

The course listings below are only a few of the classes this concentration requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor.

Course#Course NameCourse Description
ECON 3110Intermediate MicroeconomicsThe study of how prices, output and size of plant are determined within varying economic market organizations. Prerequisite ECON 2010.
ECON 3120Intermediate MacroeconomicsStudies aggregate forces in an economy that seeks the goals of full production, full employment, price stability and growth. Topics include economic growth, the business cycle, issues in monetary and fiscal policy, balance of payments and exchange rate analysis. Prerequisite ECON 2020.
ECON 4800Senior Seminar in EconomicsEconomic analytical methods are applied to important economic issues confronting society. Students will employ theory and methods learned in previous Economics classes. The course will assess students’ ability to employ economic reasoning in discussions, written exercises and reports, and in-class presentations. Writing Intensive Course.

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