Learn more about academic options in the department of economics at K-State.
Individuals, businesses, and governments face many important economic decisions. Economists study the implications of such decisions and how these decisions impact our lives. The well-trained economist has a solid understanding of economic theory as well as the technical tools to apply this theory to make informed choices.
The Department of Economics offers undergraduate programs leading to the B.A. or B.S. degree. In addition, many students complement their major area of study with a minor in economics. Students with an outstanding academic record can join our accelerated masters program leading to an undergraduate degree in economics at the end of four years of study and a master of arts in economics at the end of five.
In earning a B.A. or B.S degree, students choose between the general degree option and four different specialized tracks. The general degree is designed for flexibility. It works well for those who want to choose their own area of emphasis or perhaps earn a second major in another field. Many students prefer to specialize in a more narrow area of economics and choose one of the tracks within the major. The tracks are designed to give students the opportunity to develop those skills most relevant to a specific area within economics.
Accelerated master's program
This program is the fast track to an M.A. degree giving students the option to earn a B.A. or B.S. degree in four years and the M.A. degree in five.
Get involved with Economics Club
Open to all majors who have interests in economics, the Econ Club hosts speakers, social hours, go on field trips and compile the Student Price Index.