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BA Economics

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

76000 USD
76000 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Department of Economics
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)35
SAT (avg)600
ACT (avg)1500

World University Ranking

About this course

The program in economics is intended to equip students with the basic tools to understand the operation of a modern economy: the origin and role of prices and markets, the allocation of goods and services, and the factors that enter into the determination of income, employment, and the price level.

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Eligibility Criteria

The documents necessary for a valid application are mentioned in the "How to Apply" Section.

Transcripts, test scores, secondary school reports, and recommendations are considered official only if they come directly from your school, teachers, counselors, or other recommenders. Any of these materials submitted by the applicant are unofficial, and won’t count toward our application requirements.

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Course Modules

The program in economics can be divided into four component parts:

  • The Fundamentals sequence provides students with the basic skills required to be successful in the major.
  • The Core curriculum consists of four courses designed to introduce students to the "economic approach.”
  • The Empirical Methods sequence provides students with the fundamental techniques of data analysis.
  • The Electives are intended to allow students to tailor the economics major to their interests.

Here is a summary of the requirements for this programme:


  • MATH 13300 Elementary Functions and Calculus III or MATH 15300  Calculus III or MATH 16300 Honors Calculus III
  • ECON 19800 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 19900 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • MATH 19520 Mathematical Methods for Social Sciences or MATH 20400 Analysis in Rn II or MATH 20700 Honors Analysis in Rn I

Standard Core Sequence

  • ECON 20000 The Elements of Economic Analysis I
  • ECON 20100 The Elements of Economic Analysis II
  • ECON 20200 The Elements of Economic Analysis III
  • ECON 20300 The Elements of Economic Analysis IV

Empirical Methods:

One of the following:

  • MATH 19620 Linear Algebra or STAT 24300 Numerical Linear Algebra or MATH 20250 Abstract Linear Algebra or MATH 20800 Honors Analysis in Rn II

One of the following:

  • STAT 23400 Statistical Models and Methods or STAT 24400 Statistical Theory and Methods I or STAT 24410 Statistical Theory and Methods Ia

One of the following:

  • ECON 21000 Econometrics or ECON 20900 Econometrics: Honors


For more information on the courses and their descriptions kindly efer: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/economics/

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How to Apply

The following Application Materials are to be submitted by the student to be considered for Undergraduate Admission:

  • Application For Admission: UChicago accepts the Coalition Application, Universal Application, or Common Application
  • Application Fee ($75) or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Midyear Report (first-year applicants only)
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores (international applicants only) (PBT: 600, IBT: 100, IELTS: 7.0)
  • College Official's Report and Transcript (transfer students only)

Optional Components

  • Financial Aid Application
  • Interview
  • Supplemental Materials

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