Economics is about doing the best you can with what you’ve got. Or, more formally, it's about the efficient use of scarce resources. You'll learn to think critically about issues that affect personal and business decisions. Because it is such a demanding field, studying economics prepares you for entry into many careers.
What You'll Study
The economics major pairs coursework in macro and microeconomics with a foundation in calculus and statistics. You'll also study a variety of electives in applied and theoretical economics. The economics program is flexible based on your areas of interest and future goals.
In Econometrics, you'll produce an original regression project with published data, gaining skills in business and policy research. In Senior Seminar, you'll prepare a research article and defend your work in front of the Economics faculty. In the Money and Banking course, you'll learn about the role of the central bank in conducting monetary policy. You'll also tour the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Jacksonville Branch.
Key to Success? Harness Girl Power.
Dr. Allison Robert's research is measuring how educating girls leads to social progress in developing nations.