Economics degree also offered through the Michael F. Price College of Business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Types of Employers
Libraries and universities
Data processing centers
Information service agencies
Professional and technical
Recent Graduates Jobs
Chief economist, Oklahoma
Total loss specialist, Farmers
Economist, U.S. Department of
Labor, Bureau of Labor and
Department of Commerce
Instructor of economics, Seminole
Experienced Alumni Jobs
Economist, Asian Development
Director, Global Risk
Economist, U.S. government
International account manager,
Bartech Dispensing Technology
CEO, Apollo Resources
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.