As part of its mission, the University of Georgia “endeavors to prepare the university community and the state for full participation in the global society of the 21st century.” The Department of Economics plays a vital role in this mission in two important ways.
For students interested in business careers, economics is an essential foundation for business education. Similarly, when it’s viewed in the broader sense of a liberal arts education, economics is a core discipline and an integral part of a well-rounded course of study.
We strive to promote high-quality research and scholarship, and to provide students with an excellent education in economics that gives them a conceptual framework for understanding the world, a set of skills for pursuing leadership in the world's private enterprise system, and a foundation for advanced study and research.
Department of Economics Offerings
The Economics Department offers a Bachelor's/Master's (AB/MA) degree for current UGA undergraduates through the Double Dawgs Program. The AB/MA program is designed for students who plan to pursue a PhD program in economics, finance, public policy, or statistics or who are looking for private- or public-sector positions that require significant technical research skills.
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics
The PhD program in Economics provides in-depth, rigorous training in the theory and application of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics. Entering students aim for research and teaching careers in academia or research-oriented positions in government, consulting, or private industry. Faculty members work closely with PhD students, generating a collaborative, stimulating intellectual environment.