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Advance your career with a B.S. in Economics

In highly competitive job markets, a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree provides a strong quantitative foundation to go into many fields, such as law, management, international relations, public administration, public policy, healthcare, and analytics, as well as graduate studies in economics.

Program Focus

Emphasizes economic development, preparing students to engage with the world and serve as leaders who transform their professions, churches, and communities.

CCU's B.S. in Economics combines the concepts of market theory, capitalism, macro- and microeconomic policy, and quantitative problem-solving/econometrics to give you a solid economic foundation. You will study the latest in healthcare economics, big data, money and banking, and business finance. An international perspective rounds out the program with core courses in international political economy and economic development.

The bachelor's in Economics program is designed from a biblical perspective and emphasizes service to the least advantaged. As economics students, you will be challenged to understand poverty and inequality in our world. Additionally, you will learn to apply critical thinking to the problems of poverty through the use of economic analysis and economic theory.

    • 120 credit hours (33 in major core)
    • Courses are taken one at a time and are typically completed in five-week blocks
    • CCU's generous transfer credit policies help you accelerate your degree
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Admissions for Adult Undergraduate and Degree Completion Students

    For adult students interested in beginning or completing their undergraduate degree, the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers a variety of flexible educational opportunities. These include bachelor's degree programs that open new doors for your career, associate degree programs to help you build a strong foundation, and certificate programs to give you that extra edge.

    Admission Requirements

    • Complete the adult undergraduate application online.
    • Provide your enrollment counselor with a copy of your state-issued driver's license or a state-issued identification card. This ID must include your photo and be within the expiration date. If you are an international student, visit our international student admissions page for more information or contact your enrollment counselor with any questions.
    • Submit proof of your high school graduation or completion. This must be your high school transcript with graduation date, a copy of your high school diploma, or a copy of your high school equivalent certificate (GED).

    Submit Related Application Materials To:

    To submit application-related materials that were not already submitted through the online application, email them to or mail to:

    Colorado Christian University
    Attn: Registrar's Office/Transcripts
    8787 W. Alameda Ave.
    Lakewood, CO 80226

    Admission to Licensure Programs

    Admission to a licensure program in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies does not guarantee licensure at the completion of the program. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they meet all licensure requirements, which often includes a background check.

    For students who may wish to seek licensure, CCU has provided professional licensure disclosures to aid students in determining specific state requirements for professional licensure. Each state makes the final determination if an individual is eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations of that state at the time a student applies for licensure.

    Admission Timelines

    Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers accelerated degree completion programs for adult students. Courses are typically offered in five-week blocks. You can enter CCU at the beginning of any adult studies course. This gives you the flexibility to start at virtually any time during the year. CCU operates on a standard semester time frame. Semesters include spring, summer, and fall.

    Non-degree Seeking Students

    If you wish to take courses in Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies without working toward a degree, you must apply for a Non-Degree Seeking program on CCU's Adult Undergraduate Admission Application. Please see the Non-Degree Seeking Students website for details

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      If you have questions, contact an Enrollment Counselor by calling 303-963-3311. Our experienced, professional enrollment counselors are here to guide you as you consider going back to college and are equipped to serve the enrollment needs of adult students.

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The dual degree option allows you to earn your Bachelor of Science in Economics while completing some of the coursework toward your Master of Science in Economics, saving you time and money when you enroll in a graduate program. You can even complete both degrees 100% online. Learn more about CCU's dual degree programs.

Two graduate-level courses are incorporated into the bachelor's in Economics, and upon acceptance into the master's program, students can apply those credits toward the M.S. in Economics.

Economics at CCU Online

The B.S. in Economics will prepare you to think critically and to apply both quantitative tools and economic reasoning to business, government, and nonprofit organizations in the domestic arena, and also to economic development organizations serving the poor in the international arena. A faith-based, biblical worldview is integrated into every course.

There is a strong demand for graduates who can do the deeper theoretical and critical thinking than what a general business major provides. CCU's online bachelor's in Economics will directly prepare you to enter CCU's master's in Economics program. You can even earn graduate-level credit while completing your undergraduate degree. The online program also provides a strong foundation for law school or another advanced online economics degree.

For prospective students and international students who have additional questions regarding admission requirements, financial aid, and tuition rates, fill out the form on this page or contact a CCU Online enrollment counselor at 303-963-3311.

State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.

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