There are two options for earning an Economics degree:
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics
While both the BBA degree and AB degree require the same economics courses, the AB requires electives in liberal arts education while the BBA requires business electives.
Topics covered include:
- Micro and Macro Theory
- Economics of Education
- Economics of Growth and Development
- Economic Analysis of Law
- Economics of Organizations and Management
- Environmental Economics
- Game Theory
- Health Economics
- Industrial Economics
- International Trade
- Labor Economics
- Monetary economics
- Public Sector Economics
- Sports Economics
- Urban Economics
Positions & Placements
Sample Job Titles
- Budget Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Bank of America
- Deloitte & Touche
Deciding Between an AB or a BBA
How are the AB and BBA degrees distinguished? The primary distinction is that the AB includes liberal-arts electives, while the BBA requires business-related electives. The economics courses are exactly the same—what differs is the set of courses you take outside of Economics.
What’s considered in your acceptance to an economics major?
Bachelor of Business Administration
- ETS Proficiency Profile
This is a standardized, multiple-choice assessment of the academic skills.
- Economics course grades
Grades in ECON 2105 and/or ECON 2106. Applicants currently enrolled in one of these courses will be evaluated based on the grade in the completed course.
- Math course grades
Grades in all Mathematics courses. The level of course(s) will also be considered.
- Statement of Purpose
A brief essay (300-400 words) which describes your interest in the economics major and your future goals.
Bachelor of Arts
- 60 hours at UGA
- 2.6 overall GPA
Points of Pride
Economics majors have won major national scholarships, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Javits, and Fulbright.
Faculty research is frequently cited in national media outlets such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, the Washington Post and more.