Economics, BA

Central to Impacting the Economy.

CCSU’s BA in Economics offers students the opportunity to explore different views and approaches to economic questions and policies. The program’s rigorous structure prepares students for multiple pathways to either enter the workforce after graduation or pursue graduate studies.

Economics students develop marketable skills that prepare them to be competitive job market and graduate school candidates.

Program Features

  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Classes on-campus and in hybrid format
  • Flexible, student-centered program designed for completion in four years
  • Experiential learning in high-impact practices
  • Emphasis on development of critical thinking
  • Curriculum includes policy evaluation, quantitative analysis, and technical skills with computer software
  • Internship and study abroad opportunities
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Jared Ragusett
Associate Professor
Department Chair
Maria Sanford Hall

Academic Department

I remember my time with the CCSU Economics Department as extremely valuable. The professors were knowledgeable and communicative, and truly cared about the successes of their students. Working in market analysis for LIMRA in Windsor, CT, I find myself turning back to my lessons on a daily basis. More importantly, I feel my experiences with the Economics Department prepared me to continue to learn and think critically once I entered my career.

Matthew Rubino
Associate Analyst, LIMRA

Did You Know?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay for economists was $105,630 in May 2021, with projected job growth of 13% between 2020 and 2030.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics should be able to:

  1. Explain the assumptions and logic of theoretical models in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and political economy.
  2. Apply economic concepts and theories to real world settings, such as current events, historical events, public policy debates, or other economic issues or problems.
  3. Perform quantitative analysis, such as mathematical calculations or econometric estimations, in order to validate economic models.
  4. Analyze the complexity of human behavior – such as individual decision making, aggregate behavior, or behavior related to social groups – using economic tools of analysis.
  5. Develop an independent argument that evaluates an economic issue or debate using economic tools of analysis.