Bachelor in Economics

Launch your career in the ever-changing world of economics

The bachelor’s degree program in Economics at Frostburg State University offers the diverse and comprehensive curriculum you need to prepare you for work in this exciting field. As the economy fluctuates, the entire world pays attention. With a background in economics, you can plan for and even influence the economy from behind the scenes. You could soon be employed developing new and more effective government policies, forecasting the future economy for an industry or helping a variety of clients through a private consulting agency, all extremely important work for keeping the world as we know it today functioning smoothly. To best prepare you, FSU’s economics program has flexible course plans, experiential opportunities and a variety of focuses to help you optimally run both your work and your personal day-to-day life. Economics majors graduate from FSU ready not just for successful careers but for successful lives.

  • Choose to study general economics or concentrate in business, public policy or quantitative economics.
  • Develop critical problem-solving skills with real-world scenarios, excellent communication skills and fluency with modern technology.
  • Use your economics degree in a variety of ways – journalism, international relations, business, government and teaching fields all value expertise in economics.

Bachelor in Economics Highlights:

  • Explore the world with FSUBusiness’ Global Experiential Learning trips. Previous destinations include Brazil, China, Ecuador and Peru.
  • Supplement your education with an optional internship or study abroad program with the help of the FSU Economics Department.
  • Take learning outside the classroom with the Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society, the FSU Economics club or the Global Business club.

About Our Economics Faculty:

  • Learn from professors who are devoted to teaching and keep up-to-date through constant research and contribution to the field to bring you the most current and thorough education possible.
  • Engage with your teachers in small classes that create one-on-one time with professors, allowing personalized classroom experiences to accommodate all learning styles.

Sample Economics Courses You May Take:

Principles of Economics (Macro) – An introduction to Principles of Economics focusing primarily on the forces determining the economy-wide levels of production, employment and prices. Examines monetary and fiscal policy and alternative views of how the economy should be managed.

American Economic History – Development from colonial times to the present. The industrial revolution and the impact of technological change upon such areas as transportation, agriculture, business organization, unions, the banking system and public policy.

Government, Business and Public Policy – Economic aspects of the relation of government and business in the United States; antitrust, economic and social regulation of business.

Resource and Energy Economics – Economic analysis of problems and policies affecting natural resource and energy industries and the related impacts on the environment. Analytical economic framework used to study energy, mineral, forest and fisheries industries.

Find out more about Frostburg State University’s economics program requirements (PDF).

Career Outlook for Economists:

The future looks positive for aspiring economists, with a 14% growth in the job field from 2012-2022 predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Demand for economists is expected to continue growing as the global economy and international business become more complex and as new regulations are created. Private organizations are increasingly hiring new economists, especially in consulting firms. While a Master’s degree or Ph.D. will open doors to advancement in your career, a Bachelor’s degree is often plenty to get you into the economic work force. A degree in economics is also flexible, giving you access to jobs in finance or market analysis. For more information, visit http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/economists.htm(U.S. Government Occupational Outlook Handbook).

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