About this Program

Economics graduates are considered generalists who are well-trained in analytical thinking. Majoring in economics is a spring-board to a very wide variety of careers, not only in businesses, but also in government agencies and not-for-profit organizations. A major in economics is also excellent preparation for graduate study toward master's and doctoral degrees in economics, business, public administration, urban studies, international studies, marine affairs and other fields. Furthermore, even many law schools encourage prospective students to consider majoring in economics as undergraduates.

Program Highlights

  • At Old Dominion University students will be able to take courses in micro-economics, macroeconomics, development economics, natural resource and environmental economics, international economics, labor economics, transportation economics, urban economics, and more

  • Students may be able to undertake independent study in a particular area of economics that interests you, under the supervision of a faculty member

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Delivery Modes


Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.


$112,650 Median Salary

Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.

Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

$77,220 Median Salary

Teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Environmental Economists

$112,650 Median Salary

Conduct economic analysis related to environmental protection and use of the natural environment, such as water, air, land, and renewable energy resources. Evaluate and quantify benefits, costs, incentives, and impacts of alternative options using economic principles and statistical techniques.

Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

$114,820 Median Salary

Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


What are the requirements to apply for Economics at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program in Economics should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • Completed all lower-level general education requirements

  • Completed at least 24 credit hours at ODU with a GPA of at least 3.0

  • A minimum index of 1200 (index is computed as 200 times the ODU GPA plus GMAT score)


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

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