Economics, B.S.

Economics, B.S.

You have a keen interest in the economy—both domestic and global.

About Economics

Economics is the study of how people choose to use resources. These can include the time and talent people have available; the land, buildings, equipment, and other tools on hand; and the knowledge of how to combine them to create useful products and services. Economics will provide you with analytical skills and a breadth of economic understanding that prepares you for a career in business or government or for further study in economics, law, or public policy.

Concentration Available

  • Empirical Economic Analysis: Learn how to define and analyze economic problems using algebraic and statistical methods, and to identify the benefits and costs of a global economy.

Possible Careers

  • Economic forecaster
  • Financial advisor
  • Professional economist
  • Public policy analyst

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 30 credit hours of college-level coursework
    • at least 12 credit hours from the LSU Flagship campus
    • at least 9 credit hours in business courses
  • grade of “C-” or better in ACCT 2001, ECON 2000, ENGL 1001, ISDS 1102, MATH 1021, and MATH 1431
  • 2.6 cumulative GPA and cumulative LSU GPA
  • 2.3 business GPA and LSU business GPA

Senior College

E.J. Ourso College of Business


B.S., Bachelor of Science 

Course Load by Subject Area

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