New To Economics Or Interested In An Economics Degree?

Walk-in hours are 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.

How to Declare or Change Majors to ECON

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 by an advisor specializing in "intended" majors 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

ECON 4010 Intermediate Microeconomics is the prerequisite course for taking the major Economics electives, so students are strongly encouraged to take this course as their first major course. Prerequisites for ECON 4010 are MATH 2200/2250 (or BUSN 4000 for BBA students only) and ECON 2105 and ECON 2106. Contact the academic advisor if you are requesting access to take ECON 4010.

INTENDED AB ECON and INTENDED BBA ECON majors: Each semester, on the fourth Monday after registration begins, at noon, you will have access to register for ECON 4010 Intermediate Microeconomics. If the course is full, you can join the waitlist on Athena at that time. For fall 2018 registration, this date will be Monday, April 30 at noon.

ECON 4800 Internship 

Economics majors who are already accepted into Terry College may seek University credit for internships. An internship experience is not required for completion of the economics major requirements. 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 your academic advisor with any questions about internship credit. 

Walk In Hours

Students may see their 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.

ECON 5900: Senior Thesis

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. 

2014-15 Senior Paper Award Recipient: Aiah Yobah

Nominees for 2014-15 Senior Paper Awards and the titles of their papers.

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 via on-line instruction at this time.

AB/MA Economics

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 an Academic Advisor for Economics for an appointment to discuss the program of study.  

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