What will I learn?

Economic logic underlies all business decisions and government policies. At Longwood you'll learn about economic analysis and making decisions about international trade, economic development and growth, environmental regulation, business marketing strategies and tax policy, just to name a few.

Career Path

The hands on experiences using the tools you'll learn at Longwood will give you a competitive edge in any of these jobs

Analysts in state and federal governments

Bank examiners in Federal Reserve banks

Economic developers in economic development offices

Analysts in industries such as banking, financial services, business consulting, energy, insurance, and healthcare.


If you are looking for a major that allows you flexibility in both course work and career choices, this is the concentration for you. A generous number of free electives allows you to combine the economics major with minors in other fields, for example, communication studies, math, computer science, cyber security or psychology, to name a few.

Which department am I in?

College of Business and Economics

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$23,900.00 per year
Tuition fee: USD $11,950 per semester (12-18 Credit Hours)
Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


College of Business and Economics

Longwood University,

201 High Street,



23909, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have Proof of successful completion of secondary education (e.g., secondary school transcripts, final exam scores, diploma) with certified English translations. Longwood recognizes the value of the International Baccalaureate diploma and will award transfer credit for IB exams.

Other English language requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 550 (paper).

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