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Economics (BA)

The Economics BA program emphasizes a broad liberal arts education. With 40+ hours of unrestricted electives, you can expand your skill set with a second major or a variety of minors.

Overview

What is Economics (BA) at WVU like?

Description

In the broadest sense, economics is the science of decision-making. Students learn how to identify the costs, benefits and consequences of a decision. Often identified with the study of market behavior, economists also study issues that affect the market such as criminal behavior, poverty, law, environmental control, population, voting and political behavior.

Two colleges at WVU offer a major in Economics. Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Economics from the College of Business and Economics.

The BA program emphasizes a broad liberal arts education, while the BS program includes training in the various disciplines of business.

The program leading to the BA degree in Economics is designed for students who wish to combine fundamental training in economics with a liberal arts education. In addition to the liberal studies and related requirements, BA students have a great deal of unrestricted electives, allowing them to broaden their skill set with a second major or a variety of minors.

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Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Economics (BA) major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

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Courses

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Major Map

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Cost and Aid

How much does Economics (BA) at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $403
Per Semester $4,836
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,672
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,095
Per Semester $13,140
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,280
International
Per Credit $1,095
Per Semester $13,440
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,880
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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Economics (BA) at WVU?

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Economics (BA) major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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