At this time, MET is not accepting applications to the Economics bachelor’s degree program. Consider exploring our other bachelor’s degree completion programs. Please email met@bu.edu with any questions you may have. Our undergraduate admissions advisors are available to connect with you and see how a BU education can help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

The part-time Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics degree completion program at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) is designed specifically for domestic transfer students with at least six or more completed courses at a regionally accredited college or university. The bachelor’s in Economics ensures that you receive sound training in economic theory and institutions, and enhances your ability to analyze the problems of business and society through modern quantitative methods. You’ll gain a broad overview of economic concepts, theories, and applications while honing your critical-thinking skills and ability to understand the fundamentals of microeconomic and macroeconomic theories. As an intellectually challenging major that encompasses humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences, economics can serve you in government, legal, business, or teaching professions.

Flexible, Part-Time Degree Completion—at Boston University

The BS in Economics at Boston University’s Metropolitan College is a self-paced bachelor’s degree completion program offered in a convenient, part-time evening format—ideal for busy professionals who seek to earn a Boston University degree without turning their personal lives upside down or putting their careers on hold. Along with self-paced programs in a variety of majors on campus, MET also offers the Online Undergraduate Degree Completion Program, leading to a bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies.

A Foundation for Success in Economics

Metropolitan College’s Economics bachelor’s degree will equip you with:

  • A broad overview of economic concepts, theories, and applications.
  • Critical-thinking skills and an ability to understand the fundamentals of microeconomic and macroeconomic theories.
  • A broad-based education in the liberal arts, including exposure to the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences, that may be considered complete in itself or suitable as preparation for graduate study.
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Why Complete Your Bachelor’s in Economics at BU?

  • Engaged Faculty: In BU MET’s economics bachelor’s program, an exceptional student-to-instructor ratio ensures close interaction with highly qualified faculty who draw from active research and substantial professional achievements in areas such as global business, financial management, investment analysis, and corporate finance.
  • Extensive Network: Study economic principles alongside peers with professional experience, learn from faculty who have valuable financial industry contacts, and benefit from a global alumni community with strong connections.
  • Student Support: Benefit from access to personalized professional academic advice from the team of academic counselors in MET Enrollment & Student Success.
  • Valuable Resources: Make use of Boston University’s extensive resources, including the Center for Career Development, Educational Resource Center, Fitness & Recreation Center, IT Help Centers, Mugar Memorial Library, Center for Antiracist Research, Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, George Sherman Union, and many others.
  • Flexible Schedule: Pursue your studies part-time, at the pace that works for you, evenings on campus.
  • Affordability: Complete your bachelor’s part-time at BU at a substantial savings compared to full-time study.
  • Financial Assistance: Undergraduate students at BU MET are eligible for a range of financial aid and community-minded scholarship opportunities designed to support those investing in their education part-time who still need to navigate full-time responsibilities.


Candidates for the bachelor’s degree at Metropolitan College are required to complete a minimum of 32 courses (128 credits), including Hub requirements, major requirements, related courses, and electives.

Hub Requirements

All BU undergraduate students, including transfer students, will pursue coursework in the BU Hub, the University’s general education program that is integrated into the entire undergraduate experience. BU Hub requirements can be satisfied in a number of ways, including coursework in and beyond the major as well as through cocurricular activities. Students majoring in Economics will, through coursework in the major, satisfy BU Hub requirements in Social Inquiry I & II, Quantitative Reasoning I, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Ethical Reasoning, and Critical Thinking.

Major and Related Courses

A total of 13 courses (52 credits), completed with a grade of C or higher, is required. Courses must be selected with the advice and approval of the department coordinator.

Required Courses

Choose 10 economics courses (40 credits), including the six courses below:

The remaining four economics courses must be above MET EC 320. This requirement may have to be met by taking a course(s) in the College of Arts & Sciences at day tuition rates.

Related Courses

Three courses (12 credits) selected from:

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Political science
  • Sociology

Electives

Electives are chosen with the advice of an academic counselor. The number of electives varies depending on transfer credit.

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Competitive Tuition

Our part-time rates are substantially lower than those of the traditional, full-time residential programs yet provide access to the same high-quality BU education.

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