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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

AB/MA in Economics

Undergraduate Degree

The Economics department offers a Bachelors/Masters program designed for honor students who plan to pursue a PhD program in economics, finance, public policy, or statistics or who are seeking positions that require significant technical research skills.

AB or BBA — Economics

Undergraduate Degree

Degrees offered:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics

PhD in Economics

Graduate Degree

The PhD program in Economics provides in-depth, rigorous training in economic theory and econometrics. Most entering students are aiming for careers as professors in research-oriented universities, with some students interested in research-oriented positions in private industry, consulting, and government.



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