Develop a deep understanding of economic decision making and communication skills.
8-week courses, 5 terms year-round
2 years, 60 units
Cost Per Unit
$450 · Financial aid and scholarships available
April 1 for Summer · July 15 for Fall · November 15 for Spring
Economics is a social science that studies human behavior, markets, organizations, and many aspects of human social life. The economic way of thinking provides a unique perspective that is increasingly in demand by employers across many sectors.
Our online Bachelor’s in Economics program is located in our SJSU College of Social Sciences. The courses are designed and taught by our renowned SJSU faculty, which means that 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.
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
Any 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.
Advance Your Career
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 $119,000 and an upper range of $214,000, 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.
- Business development
- Community and social services
- Information technology
- City of San José
- County of Santa Clara
- Ernst and Young
- Business development representative
- Complex risk officer
- Data analyst
- Human resources officer
- International trade specialist
- Product specialist
- Senior financial analyst
- Senior recruiting manager
- Technology support consultant
- Transportation planner
Expert Faculty and Diverse Classmates
Learn about the expertise of our Economics faculty and how our program is enabling students from all walks of life to accomplish their goals.
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