The Economics major is the only B.A. degree offered by the Business Administration and Economics Department. The Economics major develops students’ analytical problem-solving abilities through the study of business and policy topics. The major prepares students for entry-level positions in a wide range of fields, including banking, insurance, financial investment, and general business. More importantly, the major cultivates skills necessary for long-term advancement beyond the entry level. In addition, the major prepares students for graduate study in economics, law, public policy and business. (Students interested in further study should consult with an adviser to ensure they make the best choices of electives.) Possible careers for students who major in Economics include:

ECONOMICS

Chair:   Tom Cooper (Tom_Cooper@georgetowncollege.edu)

Note: If ACT composite score is below 21, it is strongly suggested that the student complete at least one semester at Georgetown College before taking BUA 210, ECO 221, or ECO 223.

Major

(B.A. degree) A total of thirty semester hours required in the Department of Business Administration and Economics including BUA 210, BUA 211, ECO 221, ECO 223, ECO 311, and ECO 313; twelve additional hours chosen from BUA 335, ECO 304, ECO 315, ECO 317, ECO 337, ECO 355, ECO 405, ECO 410, ECO 420, ECO 425, or ECO 470; plus 6 allied hours consisting of MAT 111 and either MAT 125 or MAT 109. Total hours required, 36.

Minor

A total of twenty-one semester hours required; fifteen hours in the Department of Business Administration and Economics including ECO 221 and ECO 223; ECO 311 or ECO 313 or ECO 324; and six additional hours chosen from ECO 304, ECO 315, ECO 317, ECO 337, ECO 355, ECO 405, ECO 410, ECO 420, ECO 425, or ECO 470; plus 6 allied hours consisting of MAT 111 and either MAT 125 or MAT 109.

Flags

BUA 210, ECO 221, ECO 223 (Q flags)

Recommended Sequence of Courses

First Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
*MAT 109 or 125MAT 111

Second Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
BUA 210BUA 211
Either Semester   
*ECO 221 or 223

Third Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
ECO 313ECO 311
ElectiveElective

Fourth Year:

Fall SemesterCompletedSpring SemesterCompleted
ElectiveElective

*Denotes courses that meet Foundations and Core requirement