Fully Online BA – Economics

Earning an Economics BA degree online enables you to pursue your goals without having to put your life on hold. Learn when and where you want, at a time that meets your schedule! Featuring award-winning faculty and curriculum at the premier research university in the Pacific Basin, you will enjoy the prestige of belonging to a premier research university consistently ranked in the top 1.5% globally. Academic transcripts are identical to those earned on the UH Mānoa campus, and graduates participate in the UH Mānoa commencement ceremonies and become proud UH Mānoa alumni.

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.


If you would like to get more information before applying, or if you have any questions about the program, please contact an advisor.

About the Degree

The Department of Economics Department excels in numerous fields including Environmental, Resources, Labor, Health, Development, Economic History, Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory, and International Economics. Our faculty publish in and edit leading journals. They also offer their expertise as consultants to governments around the world as well as to the private sector and international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank. Much of the research that we conduct has been internationally recognized and is frequently cited in the media.

Upon graduation, our students have many attractive options. Some work in the private sector in areas such as insurance or finance. Others pursue civil service and work for the state or the federal government. In addition, other students have gone on to do postgraduate work in professional schools such as medicine, law, public policy, or business, while others have taken a more academic route to obtain the PhD in Economics or allied fields. Some students have matriculated in PhD programs at Cal Tech, UC-Berkeley and Oregon.

Explore specific details about the Department of Economics, including links to current course offerings and degree requirements.

ECON - Transfer Student Profile: Marlene Sedeno
Marlene Sedeno

Transfer Student Profile

Marlene Sedeno: Taking the Aloha Pathways to online degrees

  • Online BA in Economics, College of Social Sciences, UH Mānoa
  • Online Associate of Arts degree, Leeward Community College
  • High school degree: Mililani High School
  • Future plans: Career with a non-profit organization

“Although I was a distance learner, I was still able to connect with my economics academic advisor at UH Mānoa. She offered counseling appointments for me on the phone, and connected me with other campus resources. She continuously supported me, rooted for me and became familiar with my needs, even though we met only once in person during my entire enrollment at Mānoa. She made me feel vested in the campus and community.”

From transfer courses to second language expertise, our academic success team will assure that you will get the optimum credit for work that you have already completed.

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