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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 have a choice between the Bachelor of Arts in economics and the 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 in either degree can select an optional emphasis in financial economics or law & economics.

Key Benefits

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 different degree programs allows students to tailor their studies to different careers. Optional emphases in financial economics and law & economics are unique strengths of the department.

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, law & economics, monetary theory, game theory, health economics, public finance, economic history, managerial finance, labor economics, and econometrics.

Nicholas James Bergan
Instructor in Economics
Martin Lee Bolen
Instructor in Economics
Valerie Lynn Carlisle
Instructor in Economics
John R Conlon
Professor of Economics
John Ryan Gardner
Associate Professor of Economics
Thomas A Garrett
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
Instructor in Economics
Michelle Belk Matthews
Visiting Associate Professor of Economics
Ronnie McGinness
Senior 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.)