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BA in Economics

From raising living standards to designing policies that preserve the environment, economics provides powerful tools for understanding the most pressing policy issues of the day. Our graduates go on to rewarding careers in academia, business, and the public sector. An economics degree is also excellent preparation for a range of career objectives, including graduate degrees in business, planning, public policy, and the law. Our mission is to provide a high-quality educational experience that enables students to understand the range of economic challenges facing Hawai‘i, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Fully Online BA Option

Students are able to complete this BA degree fully online. To get information and assistance about how to get started in this fully online degree option, please email our CSS Online Student Success team at or contact the economics department at

The University of Hawaii at Mānoa is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the fully online BA in Economics is approved by WASC.

Learning Objectives

In practice, this broad learning objective requires that majors demonstrate abilities in the areas of:


Four-Year Plan

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