B.S. in Economics

Program Information

Economics is about knowing about how the economy works – and why sometimes it doesn’t. It involves deciding the best way to use resources – whether money, people, land or machines – and it’s great preparation for a variety of careers.  Economics majors learn how to analyze complex questions relevant to business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Entire courses are devoted to the important and controversial issues of today, including globalization, welfare reform, environmental problems, health care for the poor and elderly, school privatization, arts and entertainment, and urban issues like congestion and race. Among the many other topics discussed in economics courses are the minimum wage, recessions, unemployment, inflation, racial and gender discrimination, taxes, crime, the distribution of income, housing policy, the Federal Reserve System, economic growth, Social Security and Medicare-Medicaid… and the list goes on.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog.  This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from. 

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1111

3

Lab Science “A”

4

GSU 1010

1

[SPCH 1000]

2
Total Hours 13

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

Lab Science “B”

4

ECON 2100

3

PERS 2001

2

POLS 1101

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Overall GPA 2.0 or higher
  • Complete all Area A requirements
  • Attend the major fair and declare a major

Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

ECON 2105

3

HIST 2110

3

MATH 1070

3

Area C Course

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ECON 2106

3

MATH 1113

3

Area C Course

3

Area F Elective

3

Area F Elective

3

Area J Elective

3
Total Hours 18

Milestones


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

ECON 3900

3

ECON 4000 – Major Course

3

Area I Minor Course

3

Area H Policy/Business Course

3

MATH 1220

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ECON 3901

3

ECON 4000 – Major Course

3

Area H Policy/Business Course

3

Area I Minor Course

3

Area J Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

ECON 4950

3

ECON 4000 – Major Course

3

Area I Minor Course

3

Area I Minor Course

3

Area J Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ECON 4000 – Major Course

3

ECON 4999 – Senior Capstone

3

Area I Minor Course

3

Area J 3000 – 4999 Approved Elective

3

Area J 3000 – 4999 Approved Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

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