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 of Arts in Financial Economics which is known for its rigorous curriculum in macro- and micro-economic theory, econometrics, and financial analysis.  We also have an accelerated program for undergraduates interested in finishing their graduate degree early.

Our department is proud of its faculty! We've had Distinguished Teaching Professors and a Master Teacher as well as experts in the field of economics. The department hosts conferences and colloquia each year that bring renowned economists to campus and we host an undergraduate student paper contest and conference.

Amanda Cook recognized for joint work with graduate student

In the fall of 2017, Dr. Amanda Cook, assistant professor in the Bowling Green State University Department of Economics, and graduate student Alice Hanan Abboud began work on a research project focusing on the topic of Medicaid coverage rates for Hispanics and Spanish speakers compared to non-Hispanic speakers before and after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect in 2014.

Master of Financial Economics

The Graduate Program in Financial Economics at Bowling Green State University is designed to prepare its students either for a career in the financial industry or for further graduate study in economics or finance.

Department of Economics Hosted Student Paper Contest; Presents Awards

The BGSU Department of Economics hosted its 19th annual Undergraduate Economics Student Paper Contest and Conference on April 13.

A career in's much more than you think!

Updated: 09/22/2022 09:18AM