Economics, BA

Develop a deep understanding of economic decision making and communication skills.

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Program Information

Next Start

August 2024

Program Format

8-week courses, 5 terms year-round

Program Length

2 years, 60 units

Cost Per Unit

$475 · Financial aid and scholarships available

Application Deadlines

July 15 for Fall · November 15 for Spring · April 1 for Summer

Advance Your Career with our Economics Degree

The economic way of thinking provides a unique perspective that is increasingly in demand by employers like Adobe, Apple, Cisco, Google, Salesforce, and many more. Economists research and analyze many aspects of human social life, and economics majors tend to have high average earnings from careers in finance, management, analysis, sales, and beyond.

 Our online Bachelor’s in Economics program is taught by our renowned SJSU faculty in collaboration with expert instructional designers. When you complete this program, you will earn the same quality degree as all of our SJSU graduates and have the same opportunity to proudly cross the stage during your SJSU commencement ceremony.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to all SJSU Online programs must fulfill our general SJSU Online requirements. Additionally, applicants to our Bachelor's in Economics must complete the following courses to be eligible for admission:

  • ECON 1A - Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

  • ECON 1B - Principles of Economics: Microeconomics

  • An introductory statistics course

To view the program's courses, roadmap, and more, visit the Economics, BA catalog webpage.

Valuable Learning Experiences

In addition to completing economic theory and methods courses, you will also develop an ability to effectively communicate economic ideas both verbally and in writing through several of your courses, including a History of Economic Thought course. Additional learning experiences include:

  • Use verbal, written, graphical, and mathematical methods to demonstrate microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts.

  • Understand the similarities and differences between qualitative and quantitative economic research methods.

  • Produce an original study using an economic research method.

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What can you do with an Economics degree?

Graduates of our program utilize their training in economic thinking and theories, decision making, and analytical skills and apply their wide range of knowledge, from global financial systems to economic history, towards a wide range of careers.

Economists in the Bay Area earn an average annual salary of $104,000 and an upper range of $233,000, according to Glassdoor.

Take a look at some of the top sectors, top companies, and examples of job titles of our alumni, according to LinkedIn.

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Expert Faculty and Diverse Classmates

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