Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Economics Major, B.A.

Economics deals with fundamental problems facing individuals and society. The economic way of thinking has been applied to issues as diverse as climate change, immigration, and crime. Regardless of the issue considered, economics has social relevance; virtually every decision that individuals and societies make has an economic dimension.
The Berry College economics faculty are committed teachers and scholars, bridging the liberal arts and business curricula. Courses in economics develop critical-thinking, data analysis, writing, and communication skills, thereby providing excellent preparation for careers or postgraduate studies. Economics majors often pursue careers in banking, business, or public service, and they typically earn high salaries relative to other majors. Economics also provides a sound basis for graduate study in economics, public policy, or law; economics is routinely one of the best performing majors on the Law School Admission Test. Whatever students’ career ambitions, economics is an interesting and intellectually stimulating field. This study is not limited to the classroom; economics students participate in many firsthand experiences such as study abroad, internships, and student research.


The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in economics follow:

Core Requirements for all Business and Economics Majors:

Economics Electives (15 hours):

Fifteen hours of additional economics courses at the 250 level or higher. ECO 496  may be no more than 6 of the 15 hours.
Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree must also complete the foreign language requirement.