Earn your degree online from UMassD

  • Earn 120 credits for a BA in Economics
  • Complete your BA in Economics 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.

Economists enter careers in:

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

Pursue graduate study in areas such as:

  • accounting
  • business
  • law

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Curriculum

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.

Students are encouraged to complete a 3-credit internship as part of their course work. The internship institution/location may be selected by the student and must be approved by the Economics department.

Sample Course Offerings

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

  • Environmental Economics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • State and Local Public Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Financial Economics

Career Opportunities

Graduates have a solid foundation for pursuing a variety of careers or advanced degrees in fields including:

  • Business
  • Government
  • Non-profit organizations
  • International associations
  • Law

UMass Dartmouth advanced degrees

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • MBA
  • JD 

UMass Dartmouth Advantages

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

  • UMassD rated #4 in Massachusetts for online bachelor's programs, #6 in New England, and #70 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • 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

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.

UMass Dartmouth is Military Friendly

A 2018-2019 Military Friendly School, that focuses on recruitment and retention of students with military experience. Learn more