B.S. in Economics

Modern economics is analytically rigorous, requiring a background in mathematics and statistics. At the same time, it is critically linked with the other social sciences and humanities, as well as to management and policy studies. The STEM-certified undergraduate curriculum at Georgia Tech provides a strong theoretical foundation in economic thought and policy as well as rigorous training in applied empirical analysis. Our students develop skills that prepare them for careers in an extraordinarily wide range of employment contexts: economic consulting, transportation, investing, healthcare, energy, self-employment and more. In addition, the Bachelor of Science in Economics provides a strong platform for pursuing advanced degrees in economics, business, law, or public policy. Furthermore, with a focus on decision-making, Economics is an excellence dual-degree choice for engineering and science students who will advance into management positions and/or start their own companies.

Program Highlights

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Focus Areas

  • Development Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • International Trade

Alumni Careers

  • Business Consultant
  • Market Analyst
  • Network Analyst
  • Venture Capital Investor

For job placements over the last decade, visit our SOE Placements page. 

Academic Placements

Students in the School of Economics also go on to Ph.D. programs. Recent graduates have received offers at the University of California-Davis, University of Florida, Georgia State University, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, Michigan State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, University of Tennessee, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin, and the University of Wyoming. 

About the Curriculum

This program includes twenty-four semester hours of required coursework and an additional nine hours of upper-division electives. Students are encouraged to use an additional twelve hours of non-major cluster electives and twenty hours of free electives to complete course sequences in Management, International Affairs, Public Policy, Mathematics, Statistics, or Industrial Engineering, among others. Students are also encouraged to use electives to pursue the International Plan designation, which includes two semesters of language and the successful completion of the language competency exam.  The official course catalog has a full list of degree requirements.

Courses of Interest by Focus Area

Development Economics

  • ECON 4411. Economic Development
  • ECON 4415. Conflict and Security in Developing Countries

Environmental Management and Energy Economics

  • ECON 3300. Economics of International Energy Markets
  • ECON 4440. Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment

Health Economics and Data Analytics

  • ECON 4510. Economics of Health and Health Care
  • ECON 4803. Health Data Analytics 

Microeconomics of Strategic Analysis

  • ECON 4180. Game Theory for Economics
  • ECON 4190. Economics of Information and Strategy 
  • ECON 4340. Economics of Industrial Competition
  • ECON 4360. Network Economics
  • ECON 4803. Behavioral Economics

International Economics

  • ECON 4350. International Economics
  • ECON 4351. International Financial Economics
  • ECON 4311. Strategic Economics for Global Enterprise
  • ECON 4357. Law and Economics of the Global Trading System

Data Analytics

  • ECON 2250. Statistics for Economists
  • ECON 3161. Econometric Analysis
  • ECON 4160. Economic Forecasting​​​​​​​

Interested in Learning More?

Interested in learning more about the Economics major at the School of Economics at Georgia Tech? Contact Associate Director of Academic Programs Whitney Buser or Undergraduate Program Director Danny Woodbury for more information!