Learn the fundamentals of economics and how to think like an economist. From micro to macro, this program will help you build a strong understanding in data management and decision making, healthcare and environmental economics, and more. Covering many areas of study that have applications in every industry and institution, this degree will provide you with the ability to understand historical trends, interpret today's headlines, and make predictions for coming decades.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration 4 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Face-To-Face, Fully Online
Total Credit Hours 120 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required

Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Applied economics students are typically interested in:

  • Problem solving
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Preparing a foundation for graduate studies
  • Economic policy making
  • Consulting
  • Teaching

See Yourself Succeed with a bachelor’s Degree in Applied Economics

Practical Applications

A degree in applied economics will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Learn the fundamentals of economics and how to think like an economist.
  • Build strong relationships with our expert faculty who are experts in data management and decision making, healthcare economics, environmental economics, personal finance and more.
  • Develop marketable skills and economics knowledge.

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts the need for economists to grow by 14% over the next 10 years. Upon graduation, our students are prepared to pursue careers in many areas including economic analyst, research analyst, financial analyst and management analyst. Students are also equipped and trained to be successful graduate students. The College of Business Career Center assists students in obtaining internships and job placements with diverse regional, national and international organizations.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Economic Analyst
Research Analyst
Financial Analyst
Data Analyst

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook / Payscale.com

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What You Will Learn

In our undergraduate-level program in applied economics, you will learn and develop the skills and knowledge needed to be a valuable candidate in any industry. Through challenging, fast-paced coursework and collaboration with accomplished peers, you will be prepared for a career in several disciplines.

Courses to prepare you for your career

  • You can choose from one of three flexible tracks that provide enriched learning in concentrations such as agriculture economics, political science and healthcare.
  • Core courses include Economic Forecasting, Macro and Micro Economics, and International Economics.

Featured Courses

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Course Delivery

Our programs are designed to be flexible, meeting the needs of working professionals who want the convenience of a fully online degree or full-time students who prefer face-to-face classes. Should you decide to continue your education, we offer several graduate-level business degrees to fit your lifestyle and career aspirations.

Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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