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Bachelor's in Economics

If you want to pursue a career in the world of finance, earning your degree in economics could be your next logical step. With the BS in Economics program at Indiana Wesleyan University, you can prepare for professional opportunities in all types of business, churches, non-profits, and government agencies that need advisors with expert-level knowledge in finance. Discover how IWU helps students earn their degree in economics in a faith-based learning environment.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in Economics at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your economics degree at IWU. Students are taught by faculty with years of experience in a variety of economics-related careers. We also provide comprehensive student services, from tech support to tutoring, to help you succeed in this program. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth.

What Will I Learn in this BS in Economics Program?

This BS in Economics program is designed to help students understand economic research, forecasting, business, analysis, and other essential skills. Students engage in career-focused projects that reflect real-world finance-based challenges businesses face. Course topics cover accounting principles, business statistics, microeconomics, international economics, and more. Upon completion, students are equipped to change the world for Christ by advancing economic literacy.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Science in Economics

Coursework for this BS in economics program covers how to:

  • Understand and explain the principles of economics in a global context
  • Develop the analytical skills to apply economics principles appropriately in a variety of business contexts
  • Create economics-based solutions to real-world challenges in business, the church, and other types of organizations
  • Integrate biblical principles into a virtuous career in economics

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Economist
  • Business and Economics Teacher
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Education Administrator
  • Financial Analysist

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements

Viable candidates for admission should have a minimum of each of the following: 8 credits in language arts (equivalent to 4 years); 6-8 credits in mathematics (equivalent to 3-4 years); 6 credits in science (equivalent to 3 years); 6 credits in social studies (equivalent to 3 years); 4 credits in foreign language (equivalent to 2 years); 2 credits in health, physical education, safety (equivalent to 1 year); and 4-6 credits from other courses offered (equivalent to 2-3 years). Applicants who do not meet the requirements for regular admission may request special consideration.

Completed applications with a high school GPA or test score (if required) below minimum thresholds may be admitted into the Foundations program. Supplemental materials or counselor interview may be requested of the student by the Office of Admissions.

Individuals not receiving a high school diploma must take either the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) or the General Education Development Exam (GED) or HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) and achieve satisfactory scores to be considered for admission.

  • Completion of 124 semester hours; however, some majors may result in the student earning greater than 124 credit hours by graduation.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of the designated semester hours in the major area with a GPA of 2.25 or higher as required by the major. Additional requirements as prescribed by each department must also be met.
  • Completion of all general education requirements
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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