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.

Curriculum Overview

Topics covered include:

  • Micro and Macro Theory
  • Economics of Education
  • Economics of Growth and Development
  • Economic Analysis of Law
  • Economics of Organizations and Management
  • Econometrics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Health Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • International Trade
  • Labor Economics
  • Monetary economics
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Sports Economics
  • Urban Economics

  Economics Courses

Area of Emphasis in Public Policy

Required Courses:

Elective Courses (Students select one of the following):

Area of Emphasis in Consulting

Required Courses:

  • ECON 4650 Economics of Organizations and Management (offered spring 18)
  • ECON (MARK) 4750/6750 Introduction to Econometrics (offered fall 17 and spring 18)
  • ECON 4950/6450 Competitive Strategy (offered fall 17) (PREREQUISITES: ECON 4010 and {FINA 3000 or FINA 3001} and {ACCT 2101 or ACCT 1160})

Elective Courses (Students select one of the following):

Completion of these requirements will result in recognition on the student’s official transcript.

Positions & Placements

This is just a selection of possible job titles and employers of this major. The UGA Career Center provides a more extensive list.

Sample Job Titles

  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Underwriter

Prospective Employers

  • Aflac
  • Bank of America
  • CIGNA
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • KPMG

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.

  AB 4 Year Plan   BBA 4 Year Plan

Acceptance Criteria

What’s considered in your acceptance to an economics major?

Bachelor of Business Administration

  1. Grades in ACCT 2101 and ACCT 2102
    Applicants currently enrolled in ACCT 2102 will be evaluated based on the grade in ACCT 2101
  2. 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.
  3. Grades in Mathematics courses
    Grades in MATH 1113, 2200, 2250 and 2260 are considered.
  4. Standardized Testing
    Students are required to submit ACT or SAT scores and sub-scores to the University prior to being considered for admission to a major in the Terry College. Students may also submit a score from the ETS Proficiency Profile if they believe their ACT/SAT scores do not represent their current performance level. The ETS Proficiency Profile is a standardized, multiple-choice assessment of the academic skills developed in General Education Areas I-IV of the core curriculum (reading, writing, critical thinking and mathematics). Tests are administered by the UGA Testing Center and all questions regarding testing times and costs should be directed there. Contact the UGA Testing Center online at http://testing.uga.edu/ or by calling 706.542.3183 to schedule an appointment. The ETS may be taken a maximum of twice per major application cycle. Sample questions can be found here.
  5. The Statement of Purpose
    A brief essay (300-400 words) in which the applicant describes his/her interest in the major and his/her future goals. If applying the IB co-major, the first-choice Statement of Purpose should describe the interests/goals in IB and the level of foreign language the applicant has satisfied. If the applicant is proficient in a language without college credit, include this in the Statement of Purpose.
  6. Grades in prefix courses
    Grades in courses previously complete in the prefix of the major to which the applicant is applying can be considered, but are not required, for admission to the major. For example, if applying to the RMIN major, grades in RMIN courses (e.g., RMIN 4000) can be considered. In addition, grades in the College's Foundation First courses (FINA 3000, MARK 3000, MGMT 3000), as well as MSIT 3000, can be considered by all majors if completed.
  7. Terry Direct
    UGA students who are in good standing with the Honors Program and apply to a Terry College of Business major will be guaranteed their first choice of a first (primary) major with the Terry College. This guarantee does not apply to second, double or co-majors.

Bachelor of Arts

  1. Currently enrolled at UGA

    All applicants to the Terry College of Business must be currently enrolled at The University of Georgia.

  2. Have a 2.6 overall GPA

    And a 2.0 UGA GPA

  3. 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.

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