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BA Economics

The Portland State University B.A./B.S. in Economics requires a total of 60 credit hours, 20 for core courses, 28 for economics electives, and 12 for math/statistics courses.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $29,706 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Provide high-quality graduate and undergraduate education while generating top-notch applied and theoretical research that garners national recognition within a supportive academic community.

Introduction to economists’ approaches to some of the most pressing, current political and economic issues. Topics will vary depending upon the instructor, but are likely to include the sources of Economics development and growth, what constitutes a desirable standard of living and quality of life, analyses of poverty and inequality, economic pressures on the family, and strategies for environmental sustainability.

A study of the market system involving the essentials of demand and supply analysis; competition and monopoly; labor; public policy toward business; the distribution of income; international trade and commercial policy; comparative advantage, tariffs and quotas.

Your Potential To Be Exponential

At Portland State University , you feel like you’re part of a movement. The kind that keeps your classmates rooting for you and your professors pulling for you. You’ll form bonds with faculty and friends in small classes that dive deep into the issues that matter most to you. We are proud to be one of the nation’s most transformative universities. Because every time your success inspires others, you change the world.


Courses Included

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory with Calculus