Major Economics

Major Economics

Associate certificate
12 months
Application deadlines: November 15,May 1,December 1
Processing time: 30days
Application fee: $50
Full-time, Distance & online learning
Intakes: November 15,May 1,December 1
International tuition: $48,924

Program overview

The curriculum for the major, which includes core-theory courses, topical electives, and training in statistical analysis, endows students with the tools to work in a range of fields, including the law, government, higher education, research, and varied business-oriented professions. To accommodate these diverse career and graduate study options, students are given the choice of three concentrations of study leading to a degree: a general Economics concentration, International Economics, and Business Economics. Economics classes are purposely kept accessible to other majors, and the major itself is closely linked to other departments – such as Business Administration, Environmental Science, Mathematics, and Political Science – through pairings and interdisciplinary courses, thus offering graduates a wide breadth of knowledge and preparation.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus
Completely online



Letter of recommendation from a recent or current teacher Secondary School Report from your college/guidance counselor Standardized Test scores Whittier College is Test-Optional. If you choose to submit your standardized test scores, Whittier College will consider your highest section scores from across all test dates (also known as super scoring) from your SAT or ACT results. A score of 550 or higher on the verbal section of the SAT, or a sub score of 24 or higher on the Reading and/or English sections of the ACT. Official TOEFL, IELTS, iTEP, or DuoLingo exam results. (TOEFL minimum: 80 / IELTS minimum: 6.5)

Career opportunities

graduates have gone on to pursue JD, MBA, and graduate and doctorate degrees in fields such as mathematics, international relations, sociology, economics, health administration, financial engineering, and geology. Graduates have also taken jobs with consulting firms, major corporations, in retail, management, banking, the health sector, and for government agencies both in the U.S. and overseas.

Campus location

Whittier , United States

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