What will I learn?

When resources are scarce, difficult choices must be made on how resources are to be divided among competing uses. Economics is a social science that addresses the efficient allocation of scarce resources.

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics with an option in Mathematical Economics and Economic Theory provides students with the tools of economic analysis with an emphasis on economic theory, economic optimization and statistics. This option is recommended for students interested in graduate study in economics.

Career Possibilities

Economist • Agricultural Economist • Financial Analyst • Industrial Analyst • International Trade Economist • Labor Specialist • Market Research Analyst • Tax Analyst • Investment Analyst • Teacher • Securities Salesperson • Bank Management • Loan Officer • Investment Counselor • Social Researcher • Auditor • Credit Analyst • Statistician • Urban Planner (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience).

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,142.00 per year
Costs of Attendance, based on 7+ units per semester enrollment
Application deadline

15 December 2021

Start date

20 January 2022, 22 August 2022

Venue

College of Liberal Arts

California State University, Long Beach,

1250 Bellflower Blvd.,

LONG BEACH,

California,

90840, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements: Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE).

For international students

Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE);

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Paper-based 500; Internet-based (iBT) 61

IELTS 5.5 each sub-section

Pearson Test of English 43

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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