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Economics

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.

Practical Experience

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.

What's Next?

As an economics major, you'll gain quantitative, written, and oral presentation skills.

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Major Requirements

Required Courses
21 Credit Hours
ECO
201
Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO
202
Principles of Microeconomics
ECO
311
Intermediate Microeconomics
ECO
312
Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECO
470
Senior Seminar in Economics
MAT
201
Calculus I
MAT
223
Statistics
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Elective Courses
21 Credit Hours
Student must complete 21 hours of 300 and 400 level economics electives; At least six hours must be at the 400 level.
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Minor Requirements

Required Courses
12 Credit Hours
ECO
202
Principles of Microeconomics
ECO
201
Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO
311
Intermediate Microeconomics
or ECO
420
Managerial Economics
ECO
312
Intermediate Macroeconomics
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Elective Courses
6 Credit Hours
Students must complete 6 hours of 300 and 400 level economics electives.
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