Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Mode of Study

Full-time tuition

In-state: $8,910;
Out-of-state: $26,250 (30 credit hours per year). See details and other costs

Financial aid

Average offer covers a large portion of tuition & fees.
In-state: nearly 100%;
Out-of-state: nearly 70%.
May include scholarships, grants, waiver, & work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Learn how to use empirical evidence to evaluate the validity of an economic argument, use statistical methodology, interpret statistical results, and conduct data analysis.
  • Explore pressing world issues that include social justice, climate change, and inequality.
  • Enjoy a liberal arts curriculum with a focus on business and quantitative skills.
  • Benefit from a high faculty-to-student ratio and receive individual time and attention.
  • Gain hands-on internship experience in a field of your choosing and build a network of professional contacts while earning academic credit.
  • Prepare for a wide variety of careers as well as for graduate study in economics, business administration, public policy, and law.
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Program requirements

The BS in Economics curriculum is recommended for students interested in a liberal arts education with a focus on business and quantitative skills.

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Career opportunities

Our program will prepare you with critical thinking skills needed for a wide variety of careers in various domains, including business, academia, and nonprofits.

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Committed faculty

Our faculty are approachable, experienced, and caring. They are well-connected to the broader community and help students to foster community-based relationships.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Planning for Law or graduate school?

You could save time and money in earning your Law degree or master’s degree. We offer Accelerated Graduate Pathways to the University of Maine School of Law and to our Master’s in Policy Planning, and Management program.

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Next steps

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