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Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Clark University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

If you want to understand the causes and consequences of critical world issues like income inequality and economic development, you have to follow the money. As an economics major, you not only will gain an understanding of how economies work, but also will develop the problem-solving skills needed to address these issues for the betterment of all.

Clark has a long tradition of innovation in economic research and teaching that dates back to Carroll Wright, America’s first Commissioner of Labor and the first president of Clark’s undergraduate college.

Admission requirements

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For 2021-2022 entry, Clark University has no application fee.

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Program content

The economics major is designed to give you an understanding of the core theory of economics, frameworks for analyzing issues, how to identify and manipulate relevant data, the basic tools of statistical analysis (statistics and econometrics), and the ways such knowledge and skills can be applied to research and problem-solving.

Courses are available in international trade and finance, economic development, monetary economics and labor, environmental economics, development economics, economic history, and the economics of sport.

Eleven courses are required for the major:

  • Six core courses in quantitative methods and economic theory
  • Four elective courses in economics
  • One related course in mathematics (calculus is recommended)
  • A senior year capstone experience (this can count as one of your four electives)

In addition, we encourage you to take two courses that complement your major from outside the Economics Department. Your faculty adviser will work with you to develop a program that meets your interests and goals.

Skills you will learn include how to:

  • Summarize an argument in the academic literature and interpret statistical results at the level of basic regression analysis
  • Identify, collect, and interpret data appropriate to a topic for economic analysis
  • Build on existing knowledge to analyze an economic issue or conduct a positive or normative analysis of a policy proposal
  • Present ideas in written, oral, or other form

Scholarships & funding

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Tuition | $49,950

Standard Housing | $6,000

Standard Meal Plan | $4,150

Health Insurance | $1,793

Other Fees | $900

Career paths

By emphasizing careful thinking, analysis, and problem-solving, the economics major offers you skills that are highly valued in a number of careers and graduate programs, including banking, insurance, finance, and other business fields; planning and research in environmental and urban studies; international development; graduate study in law, public policy, and business administration; and economics as a profession, including teaching, research, and public policy.

About this institute

Clark University

Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, about 40 miles west of Boston. Clark is a global community; 15% of our student body is international, representing more than 80 countries....

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Average rating 4

Based on 3 reviews.


The Economics program at Clark is great for a small school. Naturally for smaller school like Clark,that more attention and funding on the other sciences; the school can’t provide the same resources to all departments like a larger university. That being stated, the department at Clark is very good. Being in a school lends it self to being able ...

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Chineme Ezema

I’m a current Senior at Clark, and I’ve enjoyed my experience studying Economics here for the past few years. I particularly enjoyed the class Urban Economics with Prof. Brown as this really exposed me to the intricacies of studying urban development, and we really got to apply our knowledge and look at the changes within our own city - Worceste...

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Alex Nazaire

I feel as if the economics program here at Clark has allowed me to essesntially understand economics in depth. When studying economics in the fall of my first year I learned rather broad concepts of macroeconomics. The next semester, I learned it in a microeconomic sense. My most recent classes I had taken last fall, though they were challenging...

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Clark University

Clark University 950 Main Street
01610 Worcester Massachusetts

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