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B.S. in Economics

Gain more quantitative skills as you prepare for the rapidly growing technical sector of the U.S. economy.

Students may earn a degree in economics at the University of Mississippi three different ways: the Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in economics, the Bachelor of Arts in economics, and the new, more technical Bachelor of Science in economics. The quantitative B.S. degree is more suitable for those who wish to prepare for graduate study in economics. Students take advanced mathematics, introductory and advanced micro and macro economics, econometrics, and mathematical economics.

Key Benefits

Using mathematical and statistical models, economists consider how resources such as labor, land, money, and technology are distributed. Economics majors gain a broad understanding of the field of economics as well as skills in statistics, mathematics, organization, research methodology, and verbal and written communication. The choice of three different degree programs allows students to tailor their studies to different careers. The B.S. degree path is the most quantitatively challenging choice.

Graduate Outcomes

A liberal arts education prepares graduates to deal with complexity and change. They gain key skills in communication, problem-solving, and working with diverse groups. Related careers to economics include actuary, policy planner, stockbroker, bank examiner, labor relations specialist, venture capitalist, cost analyst, market research analyst, development officer, controller, financial planner, fundraiser, lawyer, marketing, chief financial officer, and insurance analyst.

Experiences Offered

The Mississippi Experimental Research Laboratory (MERLab) is a research facility used by University of Mississippi faculty and students to conduct a wide variety of economics research, including research in experimental economics, econometrics, and microeconomics. Recent undergraduates have used the MERLab for experiments on topics such as school choice, risk analysis, and game theory.

B.S. in Economics Faculty

The faculty in the University of Mississippi's Department of Economics have areas of specialization including applied microeconomics, monetary theory, game theory, health economics, public finance, economic history, managerial finance, labor economics, and econometrics.

Michael T Belongia
Otho Smith Professor of Economics
Nicholas James Bergan
Instructor in Economics
Martin Lee Bolen
Instructor in Economics
Valerie Lynn Carlisle
Instructor in Economics
John R Conlon
Professor of Economics
Wei Deng
Visiting Scholar
John Ryan Gardner
Associate Professor of Economics
Thomas A Garrett
Professor of Economics
David Fragoso Gonzalez
Instructional Assistant Professor of Economics
Sharon Elaine Hayes
Instructor in Economics
Joshua Robert Hendrickson
Chair and Associate Professor of Economics
Natalia Alexandrovna Kolesnikova
Associate Professor of Economics
Ying Kong
Visiting Instructor in Economics
Michelle Belk Matthews
Visiting Associate Professor of Economics
Ron Mau
Assistant Professor in Economics (Monetary)
Ronnie McGinness
Lecturer in Economics
Jon R Moen
Professor of Economics
Mark V Van Boening
Professor of Economics

The B.S. in economics will require 42 hours of course work, including Econ 202, 203, 398, 399, 402, 403, and 24 hours of economics courses at the 300 level or above, six of which must be at the 500 level. Students must also complete Math 261 or 271; 262, and 375. (Math 267, 268 may not be substituted.)

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in economics degree programs is the same as the general undergraduate admission requirements.