Bachelor of Science in Economics and International Affairs

The primary objectives of the Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and International Affairs are to provide students with:

  1. a detailed understanding of economic theory and practice in the contemporary world;
  2. an understanding of the global, interdependent, and multicultural environment in which they live; and
  3. a set of quantitative and qualitative analytical skills centered around policy-oriented issue areas in economics and international affairs. These skills will provide graduates with the capabilities to engage in strategic planning and analysis efforts in economic and international contexts.
Wellness
APPH 1040Scientific Foundations of Health2
or APPH 1050 The Science of Physical Activity and Health
Core A - Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1712Mathematics for Management II4
or MATH 1552 Integral Calculus
Core B - Institutional Options
CS 1315Introduction to Media Computation3
Core C - Humanities
Modern Language 36
Core D - Science, Math, & Technology
Lab Science4
Lab Science4
MATH 1711Finite Mathematics4
or MATH 1551
MATH 1553
Differential Calculus
and Introduction to Linear Algebra
Core E - Social Sciences
Select one of the following:3
The United States to 1877
The United States since 1877
American Government in Comparative Perspective
Government of the United States
American Constitutional Issues
INTA 2040Science, Technology, and International Affairs 33
INTA 3301International Political Economy 33
Select one of the following:3
Europe Since the Renaissance
Revolutionary Europe: 1789-1914
Twentieth Century Europe: 1914 to Present
History of Islamic Societies
History of the Modern Middle East
Traditional Asia and Its Legacy
Asia in the Modern World
Ancient Greece: Gods, Heroes, and RuinS
Ancient Rome: From Greatness to Ruins
Medieval Europe: 350 to 1400
European Labor History
Modern European Intellectual History
Medieval England
Britain from 1815-1914
Britain Since 1914
The French Revolution
Modern France
Modern Spain
Modern Germany
Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
Science, Poliltics, and Culture in Nazi Germany
Women and the Politics of Gender in the Middle East
Modern China
Modern Japan
Outposts of Empire: Comparative History of British
History of Global Societies
Revolutionary Movements in the Modern World
Modern Cuba
Core F - Courses Related to Major
ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics 33
ECON 2106Principles of Microeconomics 33
ECON 2250Statistics for Economists3
INTA 1110Introduction to International Relations3
Modern Language 1,36
Major Requirements
ECON 3110Advanced Microeconomic Analysis 33
ECON 3120Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis 33
ECON 3161Econometric Analysis 33
ECON 4350International Economics 33
INTA 2001Careers in International Affairs 31
INTA 3110U.S. Foreign Policy 33
INTA 3203Comparative Politics 33
INTA 4740Seminar in Political Economy 33
or ECON 4740 Seminar in Political Economy
INTA 4741Thesis in Political Economy 33
or ECON 4741 Thesis in Political Economy
EIA Electives
Any ECON 36
Any INTA 36
Non-Major Cluster
Non-Major Cluster 29
Technical Requirement
Select one of the following: 43
Introduction to Bioengineering Statistics
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Introduction to Computing
Representing Structure and Behavior
Data Manipulation for Science and Industry
Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
Energy, Environment, and Society
Environmental Data Analysis
Industrial Design Computing I
Graphic and Visual Design
The Rhetoric of Nonlinear Documents
Computer Applications
Information Systems and Digital Transformation
Decision Support and Expert Systems
Systems Analysis and Design
Free Electives
Free Electives10
Total Credit Hours122

Pass-fail only allowed for Free Electives.

39 hours of the degree must be upper division coursework. 15 hours of the Cluster, Free electives, ECON/INTA electives, or Technology requirement must be upper division (3000/4000 level).

Research Option

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs also participates in the Research Option plan offered by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). The Research Option offers students the opportunity for in-depth research experience working under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Requirements for participation in the Research Option include completing nine hours of undergraduate research, at least six of which are on the same topic, writing a research proposal, taking two 1-hour courses: LMC 4701 Undergraduate Research Proposal Writing (typically taken during the first or second semester of research) and LMC 4702 Undergraduate Research Thesis Writing (taken during the term in which the thesis is written), and completing the thesis. Students are also required to send a weekly update of progress of research to the faculty mentor. Along with their application, students must explain how the faculty mentor’s research experience will benefit the student’s research.

International Plan

The BS degree in Economics and International Affairs with the International Plan designator provide students with:

  1. a detailed understanding of economic theory and practice in the contemporary world;
  2. an understanding of the global, interdependent, and multicultural environment in which they live; and
  3. a set of quantitative and qualitative analytical skills centered around policy-oriented issue areas in economics and international affairs. These skills will provide graduates with the capabilities to engage in strategic planning and analysis efforts in economic and international contexts

All degree programs offered by the School of Economics including the BS Degree Economics International Affairs offer an International Plan (IP) Designation. In general the IP designation can be obtained by completing courses in three specified area:

  1. Students are required to complete a general course in Global Economics. Economics 2101 has been approved by the IP committee to fulfill this requirement
  2. Students are also required to complete a region specific course. Any number of International Affairs course can be used to fulfill this requirement
  3. Student are also required to complete are capstone course rounding out the international experience. The IP designation also requires students to become proficient in a language as well as spending at least twenty-six week in a foreign culture enrolled School and/or participating in an internship experience

Bachelor of Science in Economics & International Affairs/Master of Science in Economics (BSMS Option)

Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in EIA courses are eligible to apply for the program after completion of 30 semester credit hours at Georgia Tech, but before the completion of 75 semester credit hours, including transfer and advanced placement credits. Students who have more than 75 credit hours will be considered for the program on a case-by-case basis. Depending on demand, the required minimum GPA may be higher. Admissions decisions will be based on GPA and judgments of the Graduate Committee and faculty who have served as advisors or instructors. Continuation in the program will require the B.S. student to maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their EIA courses. The program will not penalize students who opt out after the bachelor’s degree.

Students pursuing the BSEIA/MSECON option will be required to take six (6) hours of ECON electives at the 6000 level while enrolled as an undergraduate student.  Prior to enrolling in 6000-level ECON courses, students will be required to complete ECON 3110, ECON 3120,  and ECON 3161. The 6000-level ECON courses will be used toward the BSEIA requirements as the required ECON electives.

Students are encouraged to take six (6) credit hours from ECON 6105, ECON 6106, ECON 6140, or ECON 6160 (the “core” MS ECON courses) during enrollment as an undergraduate student.  However, there will be flexibility to enroll in any 6000 ECON course as long as pre-requisites are met.  Currently, there are over a dozen ECON courses offered at the 6000-level which only have 4000-level prerequisite courses that an undergraduate student is likely to be able to meet.