The B. S. with a major in Economics provides students with the flexibility to build a foundation for further graduate study in business, economics, law, or other professional careers as well as providing a broad liberal arts and economics background for enry level positions in business and government. Students select an additional area of concentration (such as prelaw, communication, history, business, ect.) that matches their career interests. More information is available online using the tabs below. A printable program map is also available for download.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, is available for download in the Courses tab below.

  • Overview

    While earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics in the Richards College of Business, students have the opportunity to learn how financial markets work, how products are manufactured, where resources come from and how resources and goods are allocated in an economy. Students also have the opportunity to learn from faculty who explain economic philosophies and show students how to analyze and predict trends. The B.S. in Economics is a popular choice among students who are looking for more flexibility, are minoring or double majoring in a non-business field or who intend to pursue a graduate degree.

    Program Location

    Carrollton Campus


    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I).

    Credit and transfer

    Total semester hours required: 120

  • Cost

    This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.


    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

  • Courses


    F. Major Specific Courses

    • ECON 2105
    • ECON 2106
    • CISM 2201
    Three courses below 3xxx
    Major Courses
    • ECON 3402
    • ECON 3410
    • ECON 3411
    • ECON 4484
    Supporting Courses
    • ECON 3410
    • ECON 3411
    • ECON 4410
    • ECON 4450
    • ECON Elective (3000-4000 Level)
    • ECON 4484
    • Internship/Global Elective
    • Foreign History
    • International or Comparative Politics
    • International Business (FINC 4521, MGNT 3627, 4625 OR MKTG 4866)
    Supporting Courses
    • ECON 3402
    • GEOG 1013
    • ANTH 1102 or XIDS 2301 or SOCI 1160
    • FORL 2002 or upper division FORL course
    Electives or Minor 18 hours


  • Faculty
  • Admissions

    Guidelines for Admittance

    Specific requirements are associated with the following areas: FreshmanAdult LearnersTransfer; International; Home School; Joint/Dual Enrollment; Transient; AuditorPost-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking    

    Application Deadlines

    Undergraduate Priority Deadlines

    Fall Semester - June 1
    Spring Semester - November 15
    Summer Semester - May 15

    Admission Process Checklist

    Check your Application Status


    Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.

  • Dates

    Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.

  • Objectives
    • Communicate effectively
    • Use information technology to solve business problems
    • Possess a basic knowledge of macroeconomics concepts including national income accounting, inflation, unemployment, and monetary and fiscal policy
    • Possess a basic knowledge of microeconomics concepts such as supply and demand, consumer descision making, elasticity, costs, market structure, and labor markets
    • Possess a basic knowledge of international economic concepts including trade and exchange rates
    • Demonstrates an ability to generate and interpret descriptive statistics