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Prepare to become an economist ready for successful careers

Our Economics program focuses on developing analytical reasoning, quantitative skills, and communication skills.

Degree Requirements 

Key Benefits of this Degree

  • Our two-course senior capstone strengthens our majors' quantitative and communication skills with an original research paper that uses advanced statistical analysis.
  • The major is designed to enable a smooth transition to graduate school with over 37 graduates being accepted in the last 10 years.
  • Our program focuses on practical, applied economics to prepare graduates to work with statistical software and perform modern, relevant data analysis.
  • Our award-winning and dedicated faculty consistently engage in undergraduate research with our students, helping them win international awards.

What can my career look like with this degree?

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Complementary Minors

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Economics undergraduate conducts unique research

Through MURACE funding, Maxwell Harley was awarded a $2,500 grant to pursue his research about the importance of secondary markets in balancing supply and demand. 

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Career Paths for Economics Majors

Career and graduate degrees for economics majors who graduated between 2020-2021 (listed from oldest to most recent):

  • Tax associate at Asset & Wealth Mgmt (Atlanta); has MAcc from GA State
  • Graduate program for economics at GA State
  • Research director and analyst at Outland Labs (Houston)
  • Client service specialist at Mercer Advisors (Atlanta)
  • Law school at Arizona State University
  • PhD program at Emory University
  • Law school at University of Wyoming
  • Outside sales rep at Lansing Building Products (Atlanta)
  • Sample Handling Assistant at Covance (Indianapolis)
  • Senior Analyst at Inspire Brands (Atlanta)
  • Marketing Coordinator at Arbor Pharmaceuticals (Alpharetta)
  • Loan Officer at Coastal Area District Development Authority (Brunswick)
  • MBA with concentration in HR Mgmt at Georgia State
  • Senior Selection Manager at Lead for America (Philadelphia)
  • Econ PhD program at University of Wyoming
  • Profit Analyst at Insight Global (Atlanta)
  • Sales Development Rep at CompliancePoint (Atlanta)
  • Market Research Analyst at SKIM (Atlanta)
  • Econ master’s program at Boston College
  • Associate Analyst at WestRock Company (Atlanta)
  • Lead for America Fellow (Atlanta)
  • Financial Aid Analyst at Guidehouse (Atlanta)
  • Member Services Rep at CGR Credit Union (Macon)
  • Financial Analyst at Central Garden and Pet (Madison)
  • Group Sales Coordinator at Sonder (Denver)
  • Client Associate at Rockefeller Capital Management (Atlanta)
  • Associate Consultant at Mather Economics (Atlanta)
  • Data Analyst at Inspire Brands (Atlanta)
  • Masters of Finance program at GA State
  • Strategic Accounts at Snowflake Data (Atlanta)
  • Boren Scholar (Tanzania)

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