Bachelor of Arts in Economics 

Understand social behavior and business conduct from an economist’s perspective with the Bachelor of Arts in Economics in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. This 123-credit undergraduate degree program helps you think critically and logically about the economy. 

The Economics Major curriculum emphasizes using an orderly way of thinking about—and solving—problems that can arise when making choices in situations that are beyond your direct experience. Coursework helps you gain the abstract reasoning and problem-solving skills used in economics. You’ll study economic aspects of current events and public policy, microeconomic and macroeconomic analyses, economics in the context of specific sectors of the economy or economic dilemmas, and more.

Students are well positioned for careers in both public and private sectors, including careers in business, consulting, government, health sciences, international relations, public policy and more.  

You’ll have opportunities to collaborate with faculty members in research related to economic issues, or conduct research through the Center for Regional Economics at Temple. Learn more about research in the College of Liberal Arts

Choosing Between Temple’s Economics Degrees 

Temple University offers three unique economics undergraduate degrees, each with a clear focus and tailored for specific career outcomes. In addition to the Economics Major, Temple offers the following economics degree programs.

  • The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economics in the College of Science and Technology specializes in the mathematical approach to economics. This degree is ideal for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in accounting, finance and other disciplines that require equal grounding in economics and mathematics.
  • The Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics in the Fox School of Business is ideal for students interested in acquiring a general business background with specialized exposure to economics. This major prepares students for management roles in both the public and private sectors.
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Classes & Curriculum

Courses offered in the Economics BA degree program include the following.

  • Economics Inequality
  • Macroeconomic Principles
  • Microeconomic Principles
  • Statistical Business Analytics
  • The Economics of Education and Human Capital
  • The Economics of Sports

Students are required to complete a senior capstone project through the Economics in Writing Seminar course.

Learn more about the Economics BA curriculum.

Related Graduate Degrees

Certificate Programs

The College of Liberal Arts has 22 undergraduate certificate programs for you to expand your knowledge and diversify your Temple education. Certificates can complement degree programs, allowing you to specialize in an area and highlight your exposure to disciplines outside of your major.

+1 Accelerated Degree Programs

Temple offers 10 accelerated +1 Accelerated Degree programs. Eligible undergraduate students can use up to 12 specified graduate credits approved by the College of Liberal Arts to fulfill requirements for their undergraduate degree. Students apply for graduate degree programs in their junior year. 

Students earn a BA or BS degree upon successful completion of their fourth year. At the end of their fifth year, students earn an MA or MS degree. 

Learn more about accelerated programs in the College of Liberal Arts.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Arts offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2019–2020 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $16,080.00 per year
Out-of-state: $28,992.00 per year

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