The Bachelor of Science in Economics provides you with a strong foundation in critical and analytical thinking, data analysis, communication, and the theoretical and empirical modeling of individuals, firms and markets. Furthermore, you have the flexibility to choose up to 9 free electives with which you can study a concentration outside the field, craft a degree program that meets your personal needs and helps you reach your career goals, or use them as transfer elective hours. As an economics major, you will be prepared for employment in the private sector, government agencies and nonprofit organizations, as well as for admission to graduate programs or law school.
Our program is one of only a handful of undergraduate online programs in the U.S. that offers a dedicated economics degree rather than a concentration in a business degree, and is the only one at an HBCU. It is ranked among the top online economics programs in the United States:
Specializations (or Careers)
- Market Research/Data Analyst
- Economic Consultant
- Banking/Financial Officer/Credit Analyst
- International Affairs/Government Policy Analyst
- Manager/Management Consultant
- Business Reporter
- Entrepreneur/Small Business Owner
- Military Officer
Admission to the program is based on the university's standard requirements for new or transfer students.
What sets the Economics degree at N.C. A&T State University apart from many other business-related degrees is that you can tailor your degree to meet your specific career goals. In addition to economics course requirements, you can choose up to 9 free elective courses (from any department) that you are most interested in taking and that will help further your career.
Explore the B.S. in Economics Curriculum Guide. Students' matriculation plans are specific to the date they were admitted to the program. Only the general B.S. in Economics curriculum is available online.
Transfer students should contact the Department Chairperson to determine how their coursework will transfer.
For program-related questions:
Jeffrey A. Edwards, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics
For assistance with the admissions process:
Office of Admissions
For online learning support and inquiries:
336-334-7810 or 888-498-6752 (Toll-Free)