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Economics degree also offered through the Michael F. Price College of Business.

Program Description

OU offers two exceptional programs of study in Economics, one in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Economics and another in the Michael F. Price College of Business. Both give students an invaluable understanding of economic practice and theory. Price College's program is designed for students who plan to directly enter the business world or apply to a Master of Business Administration program. Students who are planning on applying to law school, medical school or an Economics doctoral program tend to choose the Arts and Sciences program. The degree requirements vary for each major, so students should choose based on their post-undergraduate expectations.

The Economics Club offers students from both programs the chance to interact and meet with faculty. Attendance of club activities allows students to find out more information on careers and research opportunities.

Both Price College and the Arts and Sciences Department of Economics have active internship programs to give students on-the-job training and foster development of career skills.

Degree Options

An Economics student graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics or a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics degree. The Bachelor of Arts program is designed to prepare students for graduate-level study in economics, and the Bachelor of Business Administration program is geared toward students desiring an education in applied business economics.

For students who wish to pursue advanced studies, the College of Arts and Sciences also offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees and Price College offers a Master of Business Administration degree.

Program Accreditation

Price College's Business Economics program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Interests & Skills

Economics students typically have interests in applied economics, economic theory, mathematics, history and business. High school preparation should include study in economics. Students who are applying to Price College's program should consider joining a business club in high school to prepare them for college study.

Notable Achievements

Faculty members of the Department of Economics publish in journals such as Journal of Poltical Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Review and several other notable publications. Faculty from both the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences and the Michael F. Price College of Business have active research programs, and many of them have held industry-related positions that give them a unique insight into real-world economics.

Your Future

Types of Employers

Consulting firms
Banks
Investment firms
Government agencies
Telecommunications companies
International agencies
Libraries and universities
Data processing centers
Information service agencies
Professional and technical
    journals

Recent Graduates Jobs

Chief economist, Oklahoma
    Employment Security
    Commission
Total loss specialist, Farmers
    Insurance
Economist, U.S. Department of
    Labor, Bureau of Labor and
    Statistics
Economist, Oklahoma
    Department of Commerce
Instructor of economics, Seminole
    State College

Experienced Alumni Jobs

Economist, Asian Development
    Bank
Director, Global Risk
    Management
Economist, U.S. government
International account manager,
    Bartech Dispensing Technology
CEO, Apollo Resources
    International, Inc.

How much will I make?

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website to explore the median pay for jobs you can pursue with this degree. 

Contact Us

Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: (405) 325-4307
Email: cquiett@ou.edu
Website: cas.ou.edu/economics