BS in Economics
The Bachelor of Science (BS) program follows a more technical and mathematical path and emphasizes the quantitative side of economics and helps the students to develop their analytical skills by providing a more intensive background in math and statistics. The BS degree is appropriate for students who are planning to attend a graduate program in economics and related fields such as mathematics and finance, and, together with competitive GPA, it may increase the likelihood of being admitted by these programs. The BS program has been designed with preparation for graduate studies in economics in mind and hence, may benefit the students throughout their graduate education.
Are you a good candidate for BS in Economics?
The answer is “Yes” if:
- You enjoyed and succeeded (with a grade B or higher) in the quantitative side of economics and mathematically oriented classes such as Calculus.
- You are ready to take more stimulating and rigorous courses. In order to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at FIU, you must take more mathematically oriented courses and quantitative classes, ECO 4401-Math for Economists and ECO 4465-Quantitative Economics to be specific.
Is it possible to switch from the BA to the BS in Econ or the BS to the BA?
Yes if it does not delay the student’s graduation. In order to switch degrees, the student must meet with the academic advisor, discuss their plans, and fill out a form. In fact, we encourage students to start with the BA degree and to complete Calculus and Intermediate Theory classes successfully before they decide to switch to the BS program. If the student is on track in the major and has completed these classes on time and preferably with a grade B or higher, and is planning to switch to the BS degree, we highly recommend the student to meet with the academic advisor as soon as possible before getting close towards their degree.
If you have further questions on choosing your degree, our undergraduate advisors and faculty mentors are ready to help you.