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.

Students conversing in the Koch Trading Center.

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

Students can explore social issues at new institute

As an economics student, you can tackle critical questions about social issues tied to economics through the new Institute for the Study of Economic Growth.  

The institute will play a transformative role in exploring innovative and entrepreneurial activities in enhancing societal prosperity.


The economics major in Fairmount College requires a minimum of 37 credit hours and a maximum of 39 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.

Similar Programs