Economics (B.S.)


The University offers an online bachelor of science (BS) in economics that prepares students for careers in government, industry, research organizations, and consulting firms. Each student works with an advisor to create a customized program that meets specific career goals. This type of planning is particularly important for students interested in pursuing graduate study.

The economics degree program offers the opportunity for concentrated study of traditional economic theory as well as specific economic and social issues, including:

  • Economic development
  • Gender and economics
  • Health and medical care
  • Labor relations
  • Public finance
  • The environment

The program can be completed in four years (full time) if the student follows this program of study. Students also have the option of part-time study. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per these transfer guidelines.

The Economics Program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Required Courses


Our graduates are prepared for a variety of entry-level positions in government, business, research or non-profit organizations, and consulting firms. With experience and an advanced degree, many advance into positions of greater responsibility, including administration, independent research, and teaching positions at colleges and universities. Many pursue graduate study in areas such as business, economics, medicine, public policy, and law.

For detailed information on career opportunities and salary ranges, visit the American Economic Association.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.