Economics - A.B.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H 


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IV. World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Global Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
ECON 2105 or ECON 2105E or ECON 2105H
ECON 2106 or ECON 2106E or ECON 2106H 
MATH 2200 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2250
STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H
Foreign Language   (This degree requires a foreign language through the third semester.)

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives. 

Note: Terry Departments require individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI or major requirements. 
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Entrance Requirements
Students must meet the following application eligibility requirements to be considered eligible to apply. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the AB Economics major. 

• Be enrolled at UGA.
• Have a 2.60 earned overall grade point average (transfer and UGA coursework combined; based on UGA academic record by application deadline).
• Be in good academic standing (2.00 or higher UGA GPA at application deadline or no UGA GPA for a new transfer student).
• Completion of, or be in the process of completing, 58 hours.
• Exemption or successful completion of MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E or higher-level MATH course (passing grade or exemption must be posted to your UGA academic record by application deadline).
• Completion of, or be in the process of completing, ECON 2105 or ECON 2105E or ECON 2105H and ECON 2106 or ECON 2106E or ECON 2106H.

IMPORTANT: If any of the above referenced coursework has not been posted to your UGA transcript, proof of coursework must be attached to the AB application prior to the application deadline. Applicants who do not provide proof of coursework by the deadline will become ineligible.  
 
There is no guarantee of acceptance to any major in the Terry College of Business. Applications are evaluated on the High-Demand Major Selection Criteria listed below. Acceptance in the major is contingent on satisfactory completion of in-progress work. Students who withdraw from any of the above required courses are at risk of having their major admission rescinded.
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High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
  • Grades in Economics courses – Final course grades in (ECON 2105 or ECON 2105H or ECON 2105E) and/or (ECON 2106 or ECON 2106H or ECON 2106E) are considered. Grades in other previously completed ECON prefix courses can be considered, but are not required, for admission to the major.

  • Grades in Mathematics courses – Final course grades in (MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E), MATH 2200, (MATH 2250 or MATH 2250E) and MATH 2260 are considered. 

  • Standardized Testing – Students are required to submit ACT or SAT and sub-scores to the University prior to being considered for admission to a major in the Terry College. In addition to required ACT/SAT scores, students may also supplement their application by submitting a score from the ETS Proficiency Profile if they believe that their ACT/SAT scores do not represent their current performance level. The ETS Proficiency Profile is a standardized, multiple-choice assessment of the academic skills – reading, writing, critical thinking, and mathematics. Contact University Testing Services to schedule an appointment. The ETS may be taken a maximum of twice per major application cycle. 

  • Statement of Purpose – A brief essay (300-400 words) in which the applicant describes his/her interest in the major and his/her future goals. 
  • Grades in prefix courses - Grades in courses previously completed in the prefix of the major to which the applicant is applying can be considered, but are not required, for admission to the major.
     
  • Terry Direct – UGA students who are in good standing with the Honors Program and apply to the Terry College of Business will be guaranteed their first choice of a first (primary) major within the Terry College. This guarantee does not apply to second, double, or co-majors. 

    These requirements and criteria are subject to change in future academic calendar years. 
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
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Required Courses (29 hours)
Required major courses must have a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.
ECON 4010  
ECON 4020  
ECON 5900 or ECON 5900H or ECON 5900S
 
ECON Electives
Choose four courses from the following or choose an Area of Emphasis below:
ECON 4100/6100ECON 4500/6500
ECON 4150ECON 4550/6550
ECON 4160ECON 4600/6600
ECON 4200ECON 4650/6650
ECON 4250ECON 4700/6700
ECON 4250HECON 4710/6710
ECON 4300/6300ECON(MARK) 4750/6750
ECON 4310/6310ECON 4760/6760
ECON 4350/6350ECON 4850
ECON 4360/6360ECON 4850H
ECON 4450/6450ECON 4950
ECON 4460/6460

Students have the option to complete both areas of emphasis. 
 
OPTIONAL
Area of Emphasis in Public Policy (12 hours)
In addition to fulfilling the requirements of the A.B. Economics major, students may elect to specialize in the Public Policy Area of Emphasis. The courses listed below satisfy both requirements for the major and the requirements for the Area of Emphasis.

The Area of Emphasis in Public Policy will recognize the completion of 12 credit hours in the core and elective public policy courses with a minimum grade of B- (B minus) in each course.

Required Courses:
ECON 4300/6300
ECON 4450/6450
ECON(MARK) 4750/6750

Elective Courses:
Choose one course (3 hours) from the following:
ECON 4100/6100
ECON 4150
ECON 4250
ECON 4250H
ECON 4310/6310 
ECON 4550/6550
ECON 4600/6600

Completion of these requirements will result in recognition on the student's official transcript of an Area of Emphasis in Public Policy.

OPTIONAL
Area of Emphasis in Consulting (12 hours)
In addition to fulfilling the requirements of the A.B. Economics major, students may specialize in the Consulting Area of Emphasis. The courses listed below satisfy both requirements for the major and the requirements for this Area of Emphasis.

This Area of Emphasis (AE) will recognize the completion of 12 credit hours in core and elective consulting courses with a minimum grade of B- (B minus) in each course.

The purpose of this AE is twofold: (1) guide students interested in a consulting concentration and (2) provide evidence to employers and graduate admissions officers who value the skills developed in such a concentration.

Required Courses (3):
ECON 4650/6650
ECON(MARK) 4750/6750
ECON 4950

Elective Course (1):
Choose one course from the following:
ECON 4100/6100
ECON 4150
ECON 4160
ECON 4200
ECON 4250
ECON 4250H
ECON 4300/6300
ECON 4310/6310
ECON 4350/6350
ECON 4360/6360
ECON 4450/6450
ECON 4460/6460
ECON 4500/6500
ECON 4550/6550
ECON 4600/6600
ECON 4700/6700
ECON 4710/6710
ECON 4760/6760

Completion of these requirements will result in recognition on the student's official transcript of an Area of Emphasis in Consulting.

Major Related Electives
Choose three courses (9 hours) from the following:
Courses in this section must have a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.
ACCT 1160 GEOG 4730/6730
ACCT 2101 or ACCT 2101E or ACCT 2101H GEOG 4740/6740
ACCT 2102 or ACCT 2102E or ACCT 2102H HIST 3071
AFST(ANTH)(CMLT)(GEOG)(SOCI)(RELI) 2100 HIST 3072
COMM 3200HIST 3073
ECOL 3070HIST 3421
Any ECON course numbered 4000 or above*HIST 3432
ENGL 3590WHIST 4074/6074
ENGL 3600WINTL 3000-level or above 
ENTR 5500 LEGL 2700 or LEGL 2700E or LEGL 2800H
FINA 3000 or FINA 3000E or FINA 3000H or FINA 3001 or FINA 3001E or FINA 3001H MARK 3000 or MARK 3000E or MARK 3000H or MARK 3001  or MARK 3001E or MARK 3001H 
GEOG 2610MATH 2260 or above 
GEOG 3620MBUS 3000 
GEOG 3630MIST 2090 or MIST 2090E or MIST 2090H  
GEOG 4610/6610MGMT 3000 or MGMT 3000E or MGMT 3000H or MGMT 3001 or MGMT 3001E or MGMT 3001H 
GEOG 4620/6620POLS 4000-level or above
GEOG 4630/6630REAL 4000 or REAL 4000E or REAL 4000H
GEOG 4640/6640RMIN 4000 or RMIN 4000E or RMIN 4000H
GEOG 4650/6650SOCI 3070
GEOG 4660/6660SOCI 3290
GEOG 4670/6670SOCI 3750
GEOG 4710/6710STAT 4210 or above
GEOG(LACS) 4720/6720


* ECON 4010, ECON 4020, ECON 4800, and ECON 5900 may not be used in major related. ECON major required courses may not be used towards the major related requirement.  

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Major Electives (6 hours)
Completion or exemption through the third semester of one Foreign Language.
Choose one course (3 hours) from the following: ARHI, ARTS, DANC, MUSI, PHIL, RELI, or THEA.
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General Electives (25 hours)
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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