Clarion University’s academic structure has recently been reorganized. The information on these pages is valid for students who began their degrees prior to fall 2014.
For students looking for information about degrees in the new academic structure, it can be found on the college web pages:
A new catalog reflecting the reorganized academic structure will be available this fall. Curricular questions should be directed to your academic advisor.
Economics is the social science that studies human material
needs, and how to maximize well-being with available
resources. Household, government and business decisions are
studied, as are trade and specialization among individuals and
Clarion’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics degree
provides a traditional liberal arts education by combining
economics courses with courses in other social sciences, such
as history and political science. Students find this program
suitable for postgraduate work in law, business and economics,
or for beginning a career immediately after graduation.
Many positions are open to economics graduates. A minor in
economics is also offered, which complements many arts and
The Economics Department at Clarion has an exceptionally
high Ph.D. coverage, and its low student-faculty ratio for
majors promotes high-quality instruction and personal
attention. Internships tailored to students’ personal interests
can be arranged with business, government and nonprofit
institutions. Located in Still Hall, the department has excellent
classroom and computer facilities.
The Economics Department sponsors PEACE and a
chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor
society in economics.
Economics (B.A.) Course Outcomes
Upon graduation with a B.S. in Business Administration in Economics, students will be able to:
Become a financial analyst
Serve in management positions
Become an economist (GS-9 federal rating)
Become an account executive
Become a budget analyst
Become a sales manager
Become a consultant
Work in banking
Work in labor relations
Work in national intelligence
Work in utility management
Work in community development
Work in forecasting
Economics, B.A. (45 credits)
Required: ECON 211, 212, 310, 311 and 21 credits of 300- and 400-level economics courses chosen in consultation with a department advisor. In addition to these 33 credits, the following are required:
a. PS 210, PS 211
b. One course from HIST 120 or 121
c. One course from ANTH 211, SOC 211, PSY 211
In addition, the B.A. degree requires a competency in either foreign language [the student must pass the final exam for the second year (Intermediate II) or an equivalent thereof] or quantitative skills (the student must take ECON 221, ECON 222, and demonstrate mathematics competency on the level of MATH 232 or MATH 270).