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Economics Major

What is Economics?

Economics is the study of how individuals, firms and countries choose among alternatives. Many successful individuals such as Ronald Reagan (40th President of the United States), Ted Turner (founder of CNN) and Sandra Day-O’Connor (first woman appointed to the Supreme Court) have a degree in economics. Coastal Carolina University's economics program offers a bachelor's degree in economics, a minor in economics, and concentrations in applied economic analysis and economic theory

The Student Experience

  • Economics graduates have many career opportunities with firms, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Economics graduates often obtain lucrative jobs in financial services, banking, government, healthcare, real estate and international organizations. In fact, more Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Fortune 500 firms majored in economics than any other discipline.
  • Undergraduate training in economics provides excellent preparation for graduate work in economics, business administration, law, public administration and medicine. Economics majors, for example, consistently have the highest average test score on the Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT).
  • Economics allows students to develop critical thinking that helps them better understand the world around them. Understanding economics can help individuals make better decisions in their personal and professional lives.

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Beyond the Classroom

Economics graduates have many career opportunities with firms, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. They often obtain lucrative jobs in financial services, banking, government, healthcare, real estate and international organizations. More chief executive officers (CEOs) of Fortune 500 firms majored in economics than in any other discipline. The study of economics not only allows students to develop critical-thinking skills that help them better comprehend the world around them, but understanding economics can help individuals make better decisions in their personal and professional lives. 

Information

Dennis Edwards, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Chair, Department of Finance and Economics
Wall College of Business 
843-349-2130
dsedward@coastal.edu

Academic Advisers         
Wall Center for Excellence
843-349-4187 
walladvising@coastal.edu