BA in Economics

DePaul University - ISC, United States

ba-in-economics

Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 41,768

Course Accredited By

HLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 14% scholarship
As an economics major, you’ll learn how to analyze production, consumption and distribution decisions. As you work toward your Bachelor of Arts in economics, you’ll gain the theoretical, quantitative and analytical skills necessary to understand business and policy issues.
The curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in economics encourages you to think critically and analytically, gives you the necessary skills to analyze data and the ability to communicate findings effectively to a wide array of constituents, and focuses on microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. As an economics major, you’ll become confident in your ability to diagnose complex problems, develop innovative solutions and make a business case for those solutions in a changing national and global economy.

DePaul’s economics department is located at the Loop campus in downtown Chicago, in the center of the city’s financial district, gives you opportunities to intern and work professionally with leading companies in the business sector.

Our combined bachelor’s master’s degree programs include a combined bachelor’s master’s degree in Economics and Economics Policy Analysis or Secondary Education Social Science. Both programs allow you to complete a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree in as few as five years.

We also offer the 3 3 BA/JD Program to Bachelor of Arts in economics students, which allows high-achieving first-year undergraduate students to be admitted simultaneously to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) and the College of Law (LAW). You’ll complete your first three years in LAS and your final three years in LAW.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • September 2022

 Entry requirements
 Undergraduate
 Standard GPP: 3-Quarter

  • TOEFL (iBT) 68 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 48-52
  • Pearson Versant 65-68 (no subscore below 42)
  • Duolingo 95
  • Gao Kao English 95/120; 115/150
  • GPA: 2.5, B- or better average ESL courses, and C or better average in WRD 103X and WRD 104X
  • Undergraduate GGP: 2.5 for College of Business and College of Education; 2.3 for all other major
    Up to 44 credits toward degree

Extended GPP: 4-Quarter

  • TOEFL (iBT) 55 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42-47
  • Pearson Versant 61-64 (no subscore below 37)
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
  • GPA: 2.5, B- or better average ESL courses, and C or better average in WRD 103X and WRD 104X
  • Undergraduate GGP: 2.5 for College of Business and College of Education; 2.3 for all other major
    Up to 46 credits toward degree

Extended Plus GGP: 5-Quarter

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 4.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 37-41
  • Pearson Versant 58-60 (no subscore below 35)
  • Duolingo 80
  • Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
  • GPA: 2.5, B- or better average ESL courses, and C or better average in WRD 103X and WRD 104X
  • Undergraduate GGP: 2.5 for College of Business and College of Education; 2.3 for all other major
    Up to 46 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 1-Quarter Extended Plus GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 40 overall
  • IELTS 4.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 30-36
  • Pearson Versant 47-57
  • Duolingo 70
  • Gao Kao English Below 77/120; Below 99/150
  • GPA: 2.5, B- or better average ESL courses, and C or better average in WRD 103X and WRD 104X
  • Undergraduate GGP: 2.5 for College of Business and College of Education; 2.3 for all other major
    Up to 46 credits toward degree


    Pre-Sessional English: 2-Quarter Extended Plus GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 32 overall
  • IELTS 3.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant 36-46
  • Duolingo 65
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.5, B- or better average ESL courses, and C or better average in WRD 103X and WRD 104X
  • Undergraduate GGP: 2.5 for College of Business and College of Education; 2.3 for all other major
    Up to 46 credits toward degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 80 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 53
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 110
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • Undergraduate Direct Admission: 2.75
    *Semester= 4Months
    Our team will assist you further.

Course Requirements
Eco 105 Principles Of Microeconomics 4
Eco 106 Principles Of Macroeconomics 4
Eco 305 Intermediate Microeconomics 4
Eco 306 Intermediate Macroeconomics 4
Select Eight Additional 300-Level Or Higher Economics Electives. Eco 101, Eco 250, Eco 393, And Eco 395 May Not Be Used As Economics Electives Towards A Major Or Minor In Economics. 32
Mat 136 Business Calculus Ii 4
Mat 137 Business Statistics (Or An Equivalent Statistics Course Approved By An Economics Advisor) 4
Mat 135 Is Not A Requirement For The Major But Its Successful Completion Is A Prerequisite For Mat 136. Mat 135 Is Approved To Count For The Liberal Studies Program’s Scientific Inquiry-Elective Learning Domain.
Mat 150 And Mat 151 May Be Substituted For Mat 135 And Mat 136.
Focus Areas For Economics Majors/Minors 
The Economics Major Requires Students To Complete Principles Of Micro- And Macroeconomics, Intermediate Micro- And Macroeconomic Theory, 2 Terms Of Calculus, And 1 Term Of Statistics. While The Program Does Not Require Students To Select A Particular Concentration For Their Studies, Students May Want To Focus The Selection Of Their Economics Electives To Match Their Academic And Future Career Interests. The Department Recommends The Following Focus Areas As An Advising Tool For Students To Use In Their Course Selection. In Addition To The Courses Listed Below, The Department Offers Special Topics Courses [Eco 398] That May Be Relevant To One Or More Of The Focus Areas.

Focus Areas
Business Strategy- For Students Interested In Understanding How Market Competition And Government Regulation Affects The Behavior Of Business -Pricing/Revenue Analyst; Business Development Analyst; Consulting; Risk Analyst
International Economics - For Students Interested In Understanding How International Markets Work, How Businesses Handle International Operations, And How Countries Develop Trade And Development Policies - International Trade Analyst; International Business Development; Positions With Multinational Companies Related To Their Overseas Operations
Data Analytics - For Students Interested In Enhancing Their Data Analytical Skills Beyond The Basic Statistic Requirement- This Fa Is A Good Complement To All Other Fas As Data Analytics Is Used In Many Types Of Occupations. Consulting; Data Analyst; Research Analyst
Economic Policy And Market Analysis- For Students Interested In Government Policy And Its Effect On The Economy - Economics Analyst (Federal, State, And Local Government Agencies); Policy Analyst; Legislative Liaison
Preparation For Phd In Economics- For Students Interested In Pursuing A Phd In Economics - A Ph.D. In Economics Is Needed For Academic And Research-Based Employment In Think Tanks And Government Agencies
Relevant Coursework


Business Strategy 
Course List
Eco 307 Managerial Decision Making 
Eco 313 Market Structure And Regulation Of Business 1 
Eco 335 Sustainable Strategies For Energy And The Environment 
Eco 379 Game Theory 1 
Eco 398 Special Topics (Business Strategy) 1 

International Economics
Course List
Eco 316 European Economic History 
Eco 330 Radical Responses To Capitalism 
Eco 333 Topics In Global Economies 
Eco 334 Understanding China's Economy 
Eco 340 Development Of Economic Thought 1 
Eco 360 Economics Of Low-Income Countries 
Eco 361 International Trade 
Eco 362 International Monetary Economics 1 
Note: Students May Want To Add A Language To This Fa. 


Data Analytics
Course List
Eco 336 Exploring Economics & Statistics Through Sports 
Eco 375 Introduction To Econometrics 
Eco 376 Time Series Analysis 1 1 
Economic Policy And Market Analysis


Course List
Eco 310 Urban Economics 
Eco 312 The Chicago Economy 
Eco 314 Economics Of The Public Sector 1 
Eco 318 Labor Economics And Organization 
Eco 321 Law & Economics 
Eco 326 Health Economics 
Eco 335 Sustainable Strategies For Energy And The Environment 
Eco 341 Behavioral Economics 1 
Eco 317 American Economic History

Undergraduate 

Extended Plus GGP (5 quarter) $53,410 Extended GGP (4 quarter) $49,596 

Standard GGP (3 quarter) $43,230 

Pre-Sessional English (1-2 Quarters) $3,703 per quarter 

Direct Admit $41,768 ($43,068 for Music and Theatre) 

Estimated Room, Board & Fees $17,437 - $29,123 

Undergraduate Pathway Scholarship available upto $15,000

 Undergraduate Direct Admission Scholarships available upto $23000 

*Direct Admission Scholarship is available in each year.

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