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Bachelor of Science in Economics

The online Penn State Bachelor of Science in Economics program can provide you with the knowledge necessary to view and describe society and organizations from an analytical perspective. Economics is the social science that aims to understand human behavior not only by using psychology or sociology but also by studying society through mathematics and statistics. This program is designed to teach you to think critically and analytically in order to make or recommend decisions, allocate resources, and solve complex issues.

This degree can provide you with knowledge about mathematical models and statistical techniques and an understanding of how incentives affect human behavior, markets, and economies, so you can design solutions that utilize resources effectively and lead to the most optimal outcomes.

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

The online Penn State Bachelor of Arts in Economics program can provide you with a solid foundation in the analytical knowledge of economics, as well as the skills to think more critically in your work for complex national and international organizations, and to manage change and social challenges effectively.

This program is designed to expand your career opportunities to work in diverse professional settings, with a varied set of professional responsibilities. These responsibilities could include examining trends, quantitative analysis, and design policies, and making recommendations to strategic leadership.

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Economics (Bachelor of Arts)
Apply by June 30 to start August 21
Gain insight into markets and economies by understanding how incentives affect human behavior. This online degree program focuses on social behavior and qualitative economics issues and is designed to give students the skills to succeed in the growing fields of economics and finance.
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Economics (Bachelor of Science)
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Focus on analytical strategies and mathematical theory as you gain the skills employers seek in the growing, in-demand fields of economics with the course work available through this online degree program.
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