The primary mission of the Economics Department is to:

  • provide a personalized and high quality undergraduate education in economics with a choice of business (B.B.A.), liberal arts or secondary education certification (B.S.), or international economics (B.A.)
  • closely work with undergraduate economics majors in helping these students gain valuable research, technological, and other career enhancing skills and help in the placement of these students in graduate school or entry level positions
  • conduct academic research by presenting papers at conferences and by publishing in peer review journals
  • work closely with the Honors College to enhance the quality of the Honors experience at UWG conduct service activities including data analysis and presentations on the West Georgia economy
  • teach service courses in economics and business statistics for all business majors
  • participate in the Richards College of Business MBA program
  • participate in College of Business and university international studies programs
  • enhance the economic literacy of K-12 teachers and students through activities of the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy
  • aid in the recruiting and retention of undergraduate students.