Strayer University

BS in Economics

Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Economics program is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge of economic principles and policies. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Economics

School Offering Program:

Strayer University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students seeking admission to Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Economics program should be comfortable working with numbers. Applicants to Strayer University should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; however, graduate or specialized programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Economics program combines liberal arts courses with instruction in business and economic fundamentals. Some of the topics covered in concentration courses include money, banking, microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance principles, and financial management. Students must also complete a required senior seminar in economics and finance.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

180 credits

Financial Aid:

Students enrolled in Strayer University may be eligible for federal grants and loans, employer tuition assistance, military benefits, state grants, institutional scholarships, and private loans.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Economics:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Strayer University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Area I-Core Component (27 credits)

  • ACC 100: Accounting I
  • BUS 100: Introduction to Business
  • BUS 107: Fundamentals of E-Business
  • CIS 105: Introduction to Information Systems
  • ENG 115: English Composition
  • MAT 105: Introduction to College Mathematics

Area II-Major Component (54 credits)

  • ECO 101: Microeconomics
  • ECO 102: Macroeconomics
  • ECO 250: Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECO 301: Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECO 302: Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECO 305: International Economics
  • ECO 320: Money and Banking
  • ECO 400: History of Economic Thought OR
  • ECO 410: International Environment of Financial Management
  • ECO 450: Public Finance
  • ECO 470: Econometrics OR
  • BUS 405: Labor Relations
  • ECO 499: Senior Seminar in Economics and Finance
  • FIN 100: Principles of Finance

Area III-General Studies Component (54 credits)

  • ENG 215: Research and Writing
  • ENG 240: Communication for Business and the Professions
  • HUM 100: Introduction to Art, Music, and Literature
  • HUM 101: The Origins of Western Culture
  • HUM 200: Logic
  • HUM 400: Religion and Philosophy
  • MAT 300: Statistics
  • POL 300: Contemporary International Problems OR
  • ECO 405: Economic Problems and Issues
  • PSY 100: The Individual and Society OR
  • PSY 105: Introduction to Psychology
  • SCI 110: Introduction to Physical Science OR
  • SCI 115: Introduction to Biology
  • SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 300: Sociology of Developing Countries

Area IV-Elective Component (45 credits)

These courses are selected in consultation with the Academic Advisor.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

After completing Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Economics program, students could choose to continue their education in a master's degree program. Completing a graduate degree program could help students increase their knowledge of economics and finance and could lead to career advancement in the field.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include:

  • Master of Science in Economics
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Business Administration

Career Paths:

Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Economics program helps prepare students to pursue positions in business or government. Graduates may also be able to find employment opportunities in fields of management, law, and other fields related to economics.

Positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Economist
  • Financial analyst
  • Economic development officer
  • Financial planner

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