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Bachelor of Economics Degrees
Are you interested in earning a degree in economics in the USA? Talk to a Shorelight advisor about top-ranked universities & economics programs for international students.
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Economics is the study of how societies use scarce resources to produce valuable commodities and distribute them among different people. International students who want to study economics in USA can develop skills in mathematics, analytics, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

Bachelor of economics course list include areas of study like agriculture, natural resources, and the environment, behavioral economics, business economics, economic history, economic development, financial economics, health, and education economics.

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Bachelor of Economics Degree FAQs

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    Where can I study economics in the US?

    There are many universities offering economics undergraduate courses in USA for international students to pursue a world-class degree. Shorelight partners with top-ranked universities like American University, the University of Illinois Chicago, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the University of South Carolina.

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    What undergraduate economics courses do colleges offer for international students?

    For an economics degree in USA, universities offer courses such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, applied econometrics, and statistics. Please visit academic assistance for more information about courses offered by economics colleges in the US.

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    What requirements are needed to study undergraduate economics in the US?

    Typically, the entry requirements to apply for an undergraduate economics degree in the US include a high school diploma or equivalent with a sufficient GPA, SAT or ACT scores, and English language proficiency.

    For a master’s degree in economics, students are required to have a four-year bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study, and provide GRE scores. However, these requirements may vary depending on the university you attend. When you apply for a degree program in economics at a Shorelight partner university, you will receive exclusive support services including dedicated application assistance, English language help, streamlined application process, and more. To learn more, please visit application assistance.

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    How many years does it take to earn a bachelor’s degree in economics in the US?

    Typically, economics undergraduate courses in USA may take four years to complete and a master’s degree in economics usually requires one or two years. However, the duration may vary depending on the degree program and the university you attend.

    There are many pathways to apply for bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Learn more by visiting bachelor’s degree programs or master’s in economics programs.

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    What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in economics?

    There are many job opportunities for a bachelor degree in economics USA. Here are some examples.

    • Accountant

    • Actuary

    • Credit analyst

    • Data analyst

    • Economic researcher

    • Economist

    • Financial consultant

    • Financial planner

    • Financial risk analyst

    • Investment analyst

    • Market research analyst

    • Public sector roles

    For more information, please refer to career development and international student services.