In the fall and the spring semesters we have a "Welcome to the Major" meeting. The "Welcome to the Major" meeting is an opportunity to learn more about the Economics major, hear from Department Head Dr. Chris Cornwell, and learn some tips from current Economics students. New majors and students interested in the major are welcome to attend.
Walk-in hours are also a great opportunity to come by to discuss your interest in an Economics degree. Please visit the Terry College Admissions webpages to learn about the process of applying to this major.
Students will first declare themselves as Intended-BBA Economics or Intended-AB Economics majors, will do this through their Athena account, and will be advised through Franklin College until accepted into Terry College. You must apply to Terry College in order to continue in the major. Entrance requirements and admission information can be found on the Terry College Admissions webpages.
ECON 4010 Intermediate Microeconomics is the pre-requisite course for taking the major Economics electives, so students are strongly encouraged to take this course as their first major course. Pre-requisites for ECON 4010 are MATH 2200/2250 (or BUSN 4000) and ECON 2105 and ECON 2106. Request POD (Permission of Department) through the "Request POD" application link on this page.
Email the academic advisor with questions you have about access or taking ECON 4010. ECON 4010 is offered in spring, fall and summer semesters.
Students may seek University credit for internships. Students must apply, have the prerequisites, and be approved before enrolling in the course. The required Proposal Form is available under "Student Resources" on this page. Please see the academic advisor with any questions about internship credit.
Students may see the academic advisor without an appointment during walk-in hours, however semester advising is not available during walk-in hours. Use the appointment link on this page to schedule an advising appointment instead. Walk-in hours are available for students to ask questions about withdrawing from a class, changing to or adding an Economics major, changing your major, study abroad credit approval forms, and other concerns.
Economics majors complete a major research paper on an Economics topic of their choosing during ECON 5900. Students are best prepared to write their thesis after taking ECON 4010 Intermediate Microeconomics and at least two Economics elective courses.
2013-14 Senior Paper Award Recipient: Daniel Naughton
Nominees for 2013-14 Senior Paper Awards and the titles of their papers.
Considering Returning To Complete Your Economics Degree at UGA?
Contact the academic advisor through the email link on this page. Students who no longer live in Athens and who need to complete the Senior Thesis class may qualify to take this course at a distance. We do not have any other major Economics courses offered as on-line instruction at this time.
The Economics Department offers a combined bachelors/masters degree program designed only for those enrolled in the UGA Honors Program. After discussing this with an Honors Advisor, the student's next step is to contact the Academic Advisor for Economics for an appointment to discuss the program of study.
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