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.