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Economics B.S.

The bachelor of science degree in economics puts students on a path to work as a professional economist or to pursue graduate work in economics, public policy or business.
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About this Program

The B.S. degree is STEM-designated and has an orientation toward statistical and mathematical skills.

Students have the option of combining their degree with an accelerated master of arts (M.A.) in economics, with only one additional year of study.

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Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is Syracuse University’s home for innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research in the social sciences, public policy, public administration and international relations. It includes America’s No. 1 ranked graduate program in public affairs, offering highly regarded professional degrees alongside advanced scholarly degrees in the social sciences. It’s also home to undergraduate programs across the full spectrum of social sciences.
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The B.S. degree includes more mathematical, statistical and econometric subjects than the B.A. degree, including at least 27 credits from the Department of Economics in addition to Calculus I and II from the Department of Mathematics.

The B.S. track requires:

  • Calculus I and II (6 credits)
  • Five courses in intermediate and mathematical economics (15 credits)
  • Four additional upper-division electives numbered 300 or higher (12 credits)

Requirements for the economics major (B.A.) include at least 27 credits in economics, providing a strong foundations in micro- and macroeconomics through our introductory and intermediate courses. These are followed by more specialized courses or electives. The program is a good fit for students interested in other areas of social sciences, communications, engineering and more.

Required courses include:

  • Business Calculus
  • Two principles of economics courses
  • Six advanced courses in economics

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