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
Area of Emphasis in Public Policy
- ECON 4300/6300 Public Sector Economics
- ECON 4450/6450 Economic Analysis of Law
- ECON (MARK) 4750/6750 Introduction to Econometrics
Elective Courses (Students select one of the following):
- ECON 4100/6100 Monetary Economics
- ECON 4150 Environmental Economics
- ECON 4250 Economics of Education
- ECON 4250H Economics of Education (Honors)
- ECON 4310 Health Economics
- ECON 4550/6550 International Trade: Theory and Policy
- ECON 4600/6600 Labor Economics
Completion of these requirements will result in recognition on the student’s official transcript.
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
Currently enrolled at UGA
All applicants to the Terry College of Business must be currently enrolled at The University of Georgia.
Have a 2.6 overall GPA
And a 2.0 UGA GPA
Have completed 58 Hours
Applicants need to have completed or be in the process of completing 58 hours. Completion of ECON 2105 (H) and ECON 2106 (H) with grade of "C" (2.0) or better in each course is required. Students should follow the AB Core Curriculum.