About Economics

Ever wondered why you can negotiate the sticker price on cars, but not clothes? Interested in understanding how the stock market works and why we put our hard-earned money in it? Our Economics major examines the “why” behind the numbers, providing you with a thorough grasp of how people make decisions and what those decisions might mean for society today and in the future.

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Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, attended the London School of Economics.


Recent studies show that Economics is one of the best majors to prepare for the LSAT, the Law School Admission Test.  Out of 29 majors, the Economics major tied for second (with Philosophy/Theology), trailing only Math/Physics.

Best Major

Kiplinger’s 2016-17 list of Best College Majors for Your Career lists Finance & Economics as the 7th best college major out of 215, noting the relatively high starting salary and projected 10-year growth in job openings of 15.5%.

Program Requirements

36 hours for major; 21 hours for minor

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Potential Careers

“To me, Economics has the most real-world applications of any major. I use the knowledge and skills gained from my Economics degree daily in my work as Director of Economic Development [in my district] for the U.S. House of Representatives. Understanding basic economic principles, accounting, and finance is beneficial no matter what industry you enter upon graduation. The professors in the Economics department challenged and encouraged me, and I left Georgetown College prepared for graduate school and my eventual career in government.” 

 - Alyshia Powell Martin, ’14, Director of Economic Development, for Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06)

“Majoring in Economics at Georgetown College provided me the base knowledge needed in any line of business I choose to pursue. Not only did the professors provide me the technical skills and understanding of Economics, the department provided me the fundamental skills necessary to self-teach concepts and the ability to understand information on my own. It is an invaluable tool that I will not only use during my career, but throughout my entire life.” 

 - Neal Pawsat, ’15, Audit Associate, KPMG

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