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Bachelor's Degree in Economics

B.A or B.S. in economics; minor

Economists study the implications of important decisions, whether it be a business expansion, tax increases or anything with financial consequences.

We train future economists to have not only a solid understanding of economic theory, but also the technical tools to apply their knowledge to make informed choices.

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Students in many majors, such as economics, connect with each other by sharing their experiences and learning opportunities.

The K-State difference

If you prefer to build your own area of emphasis or obtain a second major, the general economics degree allows for great flexibility. Students from any discipline may choose an economics minor to round out their studies.

Exceptional students may be eligible for an accelerated Master of Arts program, allowing them to complete both a bachelor's and master's degree in economics in five years.

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Did you know?

Each year, the K-State Economics Club arranges a field trip for its members in major economic centers. Past trips have included Chicago, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

What classes will I take in economics?

K-State's economics department offers specialized tracks in the following areas:

  • Analytical economics
  • Public policy
  • Business economics
  • Financial economics

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How can I continue my education?

Economics (B.A./B.S.)
Economics minor
Accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs
Concurrent B.S. in Economics/Master of Business Administration
Economics (M.A.)
Economics (Ph.D.)

What can I do with a degree in economics?

K-State economics alumni have found successful careers in a wide variety of fields, including data science, financial advising, law, risk management, sports analytics and many more. Related careers include:

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