Economics Bachelor's Program

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Strome College of Business
  • Department of Economics

Degree completion

  • For students with some college credits
  • Complete at least 30 credits online from ODU

Full degree

  • A start-to-finish curriculum for students to earn a degree online from ODU
  • 120 credit hours

Economics is the study of how societies use their limited resources to produce wealth, and how this wealth is distributed among their members. This broad field covers topics ranging from the causes of inflation and unemployment to the economic behavior of individual households and businesses.

An economics bachelor's is excellent preparation for law school and graduate study in economics, business administration, public administration, urban studies, international studies, marine affairs, and other fields.

When you graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in economics.

We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between these select colleges and Old Dominion University.

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  • To earn this degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. Our BSBA in economics requires 120 total credit hours.

    Your exact course of study will depend on how many credits you transfer and your choice of electives. Courses may include:

    • micro- and macroeconomics
    • development economics
    • natural resource and environmental economics
    • international economics
    • labor economics
    • transportation economics
    • urban economics
    • and more

    Talk with an enrollment coordinator to determine how your credits may transfer.

  • Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

  • ODU's online BSBA in economics will give you general business knowledge as well as specific knowledge in economics, data analysis, mathematics, and critical thinking.

    You will be prepared to work in business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations as a:

    • Data Analyst
    • Economist
    • Financial Consultant
    • Actuary

    You will also be qualified for jobs in the public sector, banking and banking regulation, or insurance industries.

    This degree is also an excellent way to prepare for graduate programs in more specialized areas of business.

  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $393 per credit hour*
    Out-of-State Students
    $426 per credit hour

    Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

    These tuition rates are effective Fall 2023 and subject to change. 
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUGlobal.

  • This bachelor's program is available online from start to finish. If you’ve never taken college classes before, you'll apply to ODU as a freshman. We have enrollment coordinators to help you through the admissions process.

    For this program, you'll need to be accepted to ODU as a degree-seeking student. Additionally, you will need to apply to the BSBA program in the Strome College of Business.

  • ODU has partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. 

    Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU.