Does your heart beat with the rise and fall of the market? Being able to read and interpret economic vital signs is a valuable skill. A bachelor’s degree in economics from Strayer gives you the tools to analyze and interpret market data and forecast future trends. Which can put you in demand from Wall Street to Washington.

Our functional curriculum immerses you in the global economics landscape. Many of our students find that they are able to use the financial skills and techniques they learn as part of their economics degree in their current jobs, while our networking opportunities help prepare them for the next step in their careers


Hone in on the role of the economist, starting with the fundamentals and working toward more advanced concepts.


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Strayer University is Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and companies such as Capital One, ICF International and the National Cooperative Bank turn to us to help train their employees


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Management preparation; professional skills in areas like decision making, analysis and communication — they’re all part of our economics degree program. Whether you pursue an online business degree, an on campus option, or a mix of both, you’ll have maximum flexibility to create a program that provides the return on investment you're seeking.


A Strayer economics degree opens the doors to your future. From regional and national business economics considerations to the international economic factor and results, your economics major prepares you with a critical skill set. 

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Bachelor of Science in Economics



Get an in-depth view of the forces that shape business economics throughout the world
Analyze data and forecast future trends
Create effective economic policies for business, non-profits and government
Understand how global economics factor in our interconnected world
Learn fundamental business economics principles and policies
Develop your communication skills, information literacy, abstract thinking and critical analysis
Improve your historical, political and social awareness

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$1,420.00 per course (Full-Time), $1,420.00 per course (Part Time). Textbooks and supplies are not included in the tuition rates and must be purchased by the student. You should allow approximately $6,000.00 for textbooks and supplies over the course of your degree.

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Part-time 2 or fewer classes per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 5 years or more

Strayer University's academic calendar runs on te quarter systems, which means that classes start 4 times per year. Classes meet for 11 weeks with 1-2 week breaks between quarters. The above times to graduate assume that students are enrolled in consecutive quarters. All of these facts and figures refer to any concentration that you choose.


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Finish paying for college and begin to turn a profit on your degree sooner when you combine Strayer's more affordable bachelor’s degree with the option to complete your program in less than 4 years.**

** Transfer of college credit, challenge exams and other individual circumstances may allow you to complete your degree sooner. Students study at their own pace and on their own schedule. Most students attend part time. Normal time for program completion is six years.

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