The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in economics from Wichita State combines its quality curriculum with the unmatched opportunities for applied learning and internships found in Kansas’ largest city—helping you build a professional resume and make the connections that lead to your dream career.

Learn how economics is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Economics student used her skills to help fellow students

As an economics major, Stella Yang spent her senior year helping transform the student fees process as treasurer of the Student Government Association.

Stella took the opportunity to meaningfully work with staff and students across the university.

“It was really cool being able to get together with students and people at all different levels at the university to come together and work on the solution that worked best,” she said.


The economics major in Fairmount College requires a minimum of 35 credit hours and a maximum of 37 credit hours in economics. Students who plan to major in economics should consult with the undergraduate advisor in the department of economics in the Barton School of Business.


A bachelor’s degree in economics from Wichita State is excellent preparation for graduate-level economics programs—leading to careers in business, law, public service and many other fields.

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