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Learn more about academic options in the department of economics at K-State.

To see a full course list for the Fall 2024 semester, please click here.

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.

Degree options

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.

Specialized tracks

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.


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The department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in economics with specialized tracks tailored to the individual students' needs and career goals.

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The economics master's degree provides an excellent path to a rewarding career or a strong preparation for Ph.D. studies in economics.

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After completing a master's degree, the doctorate program prepares students for careers in economics with research and teaching experience.

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.

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