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Economics Online

Earn your degree online from UMassD

  • Earn 120 credits for a BA in Economics online
  • Complete your BA in Economics online if you already have some college credits and a GPA of at least 2.0

Economics is the science of decision-making. Economists identify and analyze the costs and benefits of financial and social decisions.

As an economics major at UMass Dartmouth, you'll learn how to:

  • Develop research and comparative analysis skills so you can collect and analyze data
  • Understand and interpret trends and patterns in data to make forecasts
  • Assess the relevance and weight of evidence
  • Research economic issues and design policies to solve them
  • Advise businesses and government on economic issues

Economics students learn to read critically, write clearly, and communicate effectively through argument, analysis, exposition, and oral presentation. Healthcare professionals holding an associate's degree who want to advance their careers as managers or supervisors may choose a concentration in Healthcare Services Administration.


UMass Dartmouth Bachelor of Economics students must complete 120 credits to graduate.

With our generous transfer policy, students with existing credits may transfer up to 75 credits from a regionally accredited institution.

Sample Course Offerings

Examples of Economics degree courses offered include (course offerings subject to change):

  • Environmental Economics
  • Health Economics
  • State and Local Public Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Public Economics

Career Opportunities

Graduates have a solid foundation for pursuing a variety of careers or advanced degrees. Economists enter careers in:

  • business
  • economic journalism
  • finance
  • government
  • insurance
  • management
  • public policy

UMass Dartmouth advanced degrees

Pursue graduate study in areas such as:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Law

UMassD advantages

Customize your education and receive the help and guidance to finish as planned:

  • UMassD online bachelor’s degree program ranked #7 in the nation by College Choice for most affordable online colleges
  • Value and affordability of a UMass education
  • Generous transfer policy
  • One-on-one personal advising from enrollment through graduation
  • Free online and in-person tutoring and writing center


  • Honors College: take advanced courses, pursue research, and be part of a community of scholars
  • Study Abroad: earn academic credits and gain a global perspective on your field
  • Undergraduate Research: faculty work with students on cutting-edge research projects
  • University Studies: gain the benefit of a broad university education to enhance your knowledge and skills

Economics Faculty

Biyan Tang
Devon Lynch
Merve Meral
Neal Olitsky
Randy Hall
Sarah Cosgrove

Learning Style: Online

Online courses are taught by UMass Dartmouth faculty to provide high quality instruction and personal attention. Students have the flexibility to accommodate work and home responsibilities within the structure of defined assignment due dates. The majority of our online courses are taught asynchronously.

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