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 entry level positions in business and government. Students select an additional area of concentration (such as prelaw, communication, history, business, etc.) that matches their career interests. More information is available online using the tabs below. A printable program map, a program map for the online path, and a brochure are 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.

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, Online

Method of Delivery

Face to Face

Accreditation

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

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.

Details

  • 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 Student Accounts and Billing Services 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.

Coursework

F. Major Specific Courses

  • ECON 2105
  • ECON 2106
  • CISM 2201
Three courses below 3xxx
  • ANTH, CS, FOR LANG, GEOG, HIST, MATH, POLS, SOCI
Major Courses
  • ECON 3402
  • ECON 3410
  • ECON 3411
  • ECON 4484
  • 5 upper division ECON courses
Supporting Courses
  • Courses 3000 or above that form a coherent whole
These courses must be approved by both the advisor and department chair.

Electives or Minor 18 hours
  • No more than 18 hours of supporting or elective courses may be taken in traditional business subjects (ACCT, CISM, FINC, MGNT, MKTG or RELE).

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General

This course is designed to accomplish three primary goals: (1) Introduce you to basic and intermediate concepts in Excel, (2) Provide you with skills designed to make you more successful in the RCOB, and (3) Give you an introduction to the different majors in the RCOB.

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A study of the economy as a whole including production, economic fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, public policy, and international economics. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.

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A study of the individual elements of an economy, including demand, supply, price, firms, production, costs, profits, market structures, income determination and international trade. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.

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Major Required

Course emphasis is on applications of statistics in business. Topics include methods of presenting data, numerical measures and correlation, probability theory and probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing.

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Intermediate analysis of macroeconomic problems such as inflation, unemployment, and economic growth and effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policy in combating these problems. International implications of policy also emphasized.

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The course develops models of the economic behavior of consumers, firms, and government. The topics include: supply and demand, competitive equilibrium and the role of prices in resource allocation, non-competitive market structures, game theory and strategy, externalities, public goods and public policy.

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The course is the capstone course for all economics majors. The course will change topics and focus. The course will include an evaluation of the students understanding of economic principles.

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Adrian Austin, Ph.D.

Adrian Austin, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

David J. Boldt, Ph.D.

David J. Boldt, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Swarna D. Dutt, Ph.D.

Swarna D. Dutt, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Roy Richards Sr. Hall
Room 336
Melanie Hildebrandt

Melanie Hildebrandt

Senior Lecturer of Economics

Roy Richards Sr. Hall
Room 338
Kim Holder

Kim Holder

Senior Lecturer of Economics and Director, Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy

Mary Kassis, Ph.D.

Mary Kassis, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Salvador Lopez, Ph.D.

Salvador Lopez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

Hilde Patron, Ph.D.

Hilde Patron, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Roy Richards Sr. Hall
Room 350
Lizhong Peng, Ph.D.

Lizhong Peng, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

Michael Sinkey, Ph.D.

Michael Sinkey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

William Smith, Ph.D.

William Smith, Ph.D.

Chair, David A. Johnson Professor in Predictive Analytics

Sara Wofford

Sara Wofford

Lecturer of Economics

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

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Contact

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

  • 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 decision 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