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B.A. in Economics

The study of economics provides a background and educational base that opens a broad range of professional, educational, and vocational opportunities. Many students enter graduate programs where they either continue their studies in economics or branch into related areas.

The B.A. in Economics gives students a broad preparation for many careers and programs of graduate study. There are many employment opportunities for economics majors, including those in law, management, finance, labor relations, and government service. IUP Department of Economics alumni who go on to graduate school have successfully completed a variety of postgraduate degrees, including law degrees, MBAs, and Ph.D.s in Economics.

All students in this major must complete IUP’s graduation requirement of 120 credits with a minimum overall 2.00 grade-point-average (GPA). As part of completing the degree, they must fulfill the university’s Liberal Studies requirements and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences foreign language requirement. In addition, students must complete a minimum of 34 credits in the major.

For additional information, contact the Department of Economics at 724-357-2640 or see the undergraduate catalog.

  • Economics Department
  • McElhaney Hall, Room 213
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2640
  • Fax: 724-357-6485
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.