Economics (BS)


The University offers a bachelor of science (BS) in economics.

This 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
  • International trade and finance
  • Labor relations
  • Public finance
  • The environment

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.

In addition to coursework, internships are encouraged for students interested in careers in business management, government administration, labor relations, economic analysis, banking, and urban planning. Students have opportunities to engage in undergraduate research and to participate in professional conferences.

Students benefit from small classes taught by award-winning faculty who have a diversity of specialties. Most hold doctoral degrees—and all engage in research and scholarly activities. Coursework is further enriched with lectures and presentations by visiting scholars and economists from abroad.

Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad programs—which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.

Special Note: The Economics Program is offered on the Terre Haute campus. The program is also offered via online learning.

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.

In addition, the Department of Economics offers several scholarships and awards.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Economics
Indiana State University


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.



Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Economics
Indiana State University