Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics

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Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics

Kent State University
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  • 4 years


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics equips students with a variety of skills sought by employers, including conceptualizing and solving problems and locating, organizing and analyzing relevant data. 

In their junior year, students learn microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and take an econometrics class to learn data analysis skills. Students then take a series of electives that deal with vital current topics relevant to many careers in which these theories and skills are applied, such as the U.S. financial and banking system, economic relations between the United States and foreign countries; government spending and taxation policies; and the U.S. health system and policy options.

In their senior year, students take a capstone course that utilizes and applies the theory, skills and institutional knowledge learned in the program.

In addition to the B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, a B.B.A. degree in Economics is offered in the College of Business Administration.

Admission Requirements

All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 48 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score; or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program.

Courses Units

You need to complete 120 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Conceptualize and analyze problems using economic concepts and reasoning.
  2. Critically analyze alternative economic policy proposals.
  3. Use analytic and quantitative techniques that are used extensively in economics to formulate and test hypothesis.

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