What will I learn?

The major in Economics requires 34 hours and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students in this major are required to pursue a second major or a minor. This major is very flexible and pairs well with many other majors and minors on campus.

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, students must complete the following courses:


  • ECON 302 Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 303 Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 465 or ECON 480 Regression and Econometric Analysis or Economic Forecasting
  • Four ECON electives
  • 300- and 400-level ECON courses not already required for the major.
  • Some courses may count as Colonnade Connections courses
  • ECON 499 Senior Assessment (1 hour)

Which department am I in?

Gordon Ford College of Business

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$27,687.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2022


Gordon Ford College of Business

1906 College Heights Blvd. #11056,



42101, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants are required to have successful completion of high school. Should have at least a 3.0 GPA overall and at least a 3.2 GPA in the selected Geoscience major, with a minimum of 45 earned hours

For international students

Applicants are required to have successful completion of high school with 2.5 GPA

English proficiency requirements (one of the following):

TOEFL IBT – 71; IELTS – 6.0; ELS – Level 109 PTE Academic – 52

We have rolling admission, which means we can admit students to WKU close to the start of each semester; however, we recommend that students apply at least two months before the start of their semester to ensure they have enough time to receive an I-20, student visa, housing, and scholarship information.

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