At a Glance

Program units


Areas of Study

  • Business
  • International Development


IACBE, WSCUC (formerly WASC)

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Study Economics

APU’s Bachelor of Arts in Economics prepares students to think critically and analytically. This program provides a solid grounding in economic principles, statistics, and the economics of religion, which then serve as a framework for in-depth study of labor concerns, financial markets, environmental economics, urban and regional economies, and international trade. The economics major features business faculty who remain connected to businesses in their areas of expertise and provide internship contacts for economics students. It also gives students the opportunity to participate in Enactus and Scholars for Business Achievement and apply what they learn in the classroom to solve real-world economic problems.

Students also have the option to concentrate on either business economics or international development. Business economics focuses on the economic environment of business and society. International development examines the economic needs of the developing world. Economics majors leave APU with an understanding of how societies create and distribute value among their members, and how that informs decisions in a business environment.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re an economics major if you:

  • Enjoy numbers, puzzles, and challenges.
  • Are thorough and detail oriented.
  • Tend to see the connections between ideas and concepts.
  • Like to know how things work.
  • Want a degree that is broadly applicable to many industries.

Learn more about this major and required courses.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.