Students have choices of undergraduate programs in the Department of Economics. Students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Economics or a business degree with a specialization in economics, or they can minor in economics. A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in economics is also available in conjunction with BGSU’s College of Arts and Sciences.

At the graduate level, students can earn a master’s in economics which is known for its rigorous curriculum in macro- and micro-economic theory, econometrics, and the evaluation of public policy.  We also have an accelerated masters degree program for undergraduates interested in finishing their MA early.

Our department is proud of its faculty! We have

  • three BGSU Distinguished Teaching Professors
  • one Master Teacher that has been recognized for his outstanding achievements

BGSU economic students are highly successful as well. Jay Nabors won the Outstanding Student Awards Competition for Omicron Delta Epsilon this year (ODE Gold Key award). He was one of only three individuals to win this national award.  Clayton Stewart was awarded the Applauding Excellence Outstanding Senior Award and the Outstanding Senior Award (Beyond BG) by the BGSU Alumni and Development Office in 2012. The latter award is given to a student who has demonstrated a strong commitment to BGSU through campus and community involvement as well as high academic achievement.

The department hosts conferences and colloquia each year that bring notable economists to campus and we host an undergraduate student paper contest and conference.