Colorado State University recently launched its online Bachelor of Arts in Economics to provide undergraduate students a solid understanding of how to interpret data, policy, and research to inform decisions. The degree is designed to take students beyond math and finance, into an understanding of how economics affect everyday life, and allow students to explore why individuals, households, communities, businesses, and governments make the decisions they do about the production and consumption of goods, services, and resources.
Preparing industry leaders
Offered through the College of Liberal Arts, the online economics degree prepares individuals to think more broadly and critically through a blended curriculum that merges technical knowledge with an understanding of how human behavior influences economic systems. As a university, we believe it is important to equip students with a wide range of perspectives so they are able to analyze complex problems from multiple angles – a valuable skill in today’s rapidly changing global marketplace.
Creating career paths
“Economics is a truly interesting and important subject that opens many doors in business, law, government and academia,” explained Dr. Steven Shulman, economics professor and chair. “A degree in economics sends employers a signal that you understand how the economy works, that you have useful quantitative and analytical skills, and that you are intellectually ambitious.”
The economy dominates the future of every business. Those with the power to understand it, interpret its impact, and make informed decisions and predictions based on it can create a future for themselves in any industry, including, for example, public policy, government, education, real estate, business, consulting, finance, nonprofit, and banking.
Taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, this online economics degree allows students to earn the same credentials as on campus students, but offers the flexibility of an online program.
Open for registration
The new Bachelor of Arts in Economics is currently accepting students for the Summer and Fall 2016 semesters. Applications are due May 1 and June 1 respectively. Those interested in the program should contact the CSU Online Student Success Team with any questions at (970) 492-4898. More information about the degree can be found through CSU Online.
About CSU Online
Colorado State University Online has more than 45 years of experience delivering online and distance education. We support the University’s land-grant mission of expanding access to education by connecting students who cannot, or choose not to, come to campus with Colorado State’s renowned faculty, research, and academic curricula. CSU Online is a division of the Office of Engagement, which strengthens CSU’s ability to achieve excellence in the areas of teaching and learning, retention and graduation, admissions and access, and engagement and service and assists communities through engagement, scientific discovery, and regional research.