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The study of economics is the study of how people use their resources. Economists consider a wide range of factors in their teaching and research; among them labor, land, investment, money, income, taxes, interests, government spending, and individual and collective choices. The Arts and Sciences degree in economics gives students the opportunity to build a plan of study based on courses from the Department of Economics and Legal Studies in the Spears School of Business combined with courses from the traditional liberal arts curriculum in social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. This degree draws upon mathematical and statistical reasoning to offer students a solid foundation in quantitative analysis while examining economic questions from an interdisciplinary perspective. Courses to expect for this major include Econ of Social Issues, Money and Banking, The Economics of Sports and Economic Development.

Career Options

With a degree in Economics, students can prepare themselves for entry into professional schools (business, law, medicine) graduate programs, or entry-level positions in the private, government, and non-profit sectors. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:

  • Financial Advisor
  • Human Resource Officer
  • Diplomat
  • Stockbroker
  • Professor
  • Actuary
  • Economic Developer
  • Government Economist
  • Politician
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Business Manager
  • Military Officer
  • Business Consultant
  • Account Manager

Finish in Four

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The Finish in Four plans are designed to assist students in an eight semester plan guiding them to graduate within four years. Students may use this as a guide as they plan their undergraduate education, but should adjust it to fit their personal goals.

BA - Economics
BS - Economics


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts & Sciences, and respective Departments.

When students complete the OSU admission application, they are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

Some departments offer Departmental Level scholarships for students whose major is housed within that specific department.

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Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078