Bachelor of Science in Economics
The program of study provides a thorough grounding in science, the humanities, and mathematics as well as the tools of economic analysis and decision making. In addition, the curriculum provides ample opportunities for career-oriented studies in fields such as accounting, finance, management science, public policy, and international affairs. Life-enriching studies in history and literature are also available.
|APPH 1040||Scientific Foundations of Health||2|
|or APPH 1050||The Science of Physical Activity and Health|
|or APPH 1060||Flourishing: Strategies for Well-being and Resilience|
|Core A - Essential Skills|
|ENGL 1101||English Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1102||English Composition II||3|
|MATH 1712||Survey of Calculus||4|
|or MATH 1552||Integral Calculus|
|Core B - Institutional Options|
|CS 1315||Introduction to Media Computation||3|
|or CS 1301||Introduction to Computing|
|Core C - Humanities|
|Core D - Science, Math, & Technology|
|MATH 1711||Finite Mathematics||4|
|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|
|Core F - Courses Related to Major|
|ECON 2105||Principles of Macroeconomics 3||3|
|ECON 2106||Principles of Microeconomics 3||3|
|ECON 2250||Statistics for Economists||3|
|INTA 1000- or 2000-level courses||3|
|Engineering or Science Elective 1||3|
|Second Tech Course 2||3|
|ECON 3110||Advanced Microeconomic Analysis 3||3|
|ECON 3120||Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis 3||3|
|ECON 3161||Econometric Analysis 3||3|
|Any ECON 3||18|
|Non-Major Cluster 4,5||12|
|Free Electives 5||20|
|Total Credit Hours||122|
Pass-fail only allowed for Free Electives.
Students must complete 39 hours of upper level (3000-/4000-level) courses. This requirement may be satisfied with a combination of major requirements, ECON electives, Non-Major Cluster courses and/or free electives.
1000- or 2000-level course from the College of Engineering or College of Sciences. Please consult with advisor.
Minimum grade of C required.
All twelve credit hours must come from the same discipline, or be part of a coherent theme. Please consult with advisor on course selection.
Courses may be applied toward completion of a minor.
All degree programs offered by the School of Economics including the BS degree in Economics offer an International Plan (IP) Designation. In general the IP designation can be obtained by completing courses in three specified area:
- Students are required to complete a general course in Global Economics.
- Students are also required to complete a region specific course. Any number of International Affairs course can be used to fulfill this requirement
- Student are also required to complete a 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 weeks in a foreign culture enrolled in school and/or participating in an internship experience.
The School of Economics 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 (typically taken during the first or second semester of research) and LMC 4702 (taken during the term in which the thesis is written), and completing the thesis.
BS/MS in Economics
Students with a GPA of 3.25 or higher in ECON 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. 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 3.25 or higher in their ECON courses. The program will not penalize students who opt out after the bachelor’s degree.
Students in the BS-MS ECON program will take 6 hours of ECON electives at the 6000 level which will be used toward ECON electives in the BS in Economics program and may be used toward core requirements or electives in the MS in Economics program. Prior to enrolling in 6000-level ECON courses, students will be required to complete ECON 3110 Advanced Microeconomics, ECON 3120 Advanced Macroeconomics, and ECON 3161 Econometrics.
Students are encouraged to take 6 credit hours from the MSECON core courses (ECON 6105, ECON 6106, ECON 6140, or ECON 6160) during enrollment as a BS student. However, they will have flexibility to enroll in any 6000 ECON course whose prerequisite requirements they have met.