B.S. 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 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 the social sciences or in professional school of management, law, or public administration. 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.

Focus Areas

  • Development Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Industrial Organization

Sample Courses

  • Economic Forecasting
  • Econometric Analysis
  • Network Economics
  • Statistics for Economists

Alumni Careers

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

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.