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.
ODU's online economics bachelor's program offers two distinct tracks. Each track can help you focus your studies and prepare for careers in a significant and growing area of business.
Economic Analytics: Prepare to work as an economics data analyst. This track includes classes in econometrics and data analysis. These courses will teach you how to manage large data sets and interpret this data. You will also have the chance to learn modern programming languages such as R.
Economic Problems: Explore economic public policies and how economics influences public policy making. You will take courses in topics such as urban economics, labor economics, the public sector, and transportation.
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 with a major in Economics.