Summary: This information describes typical occupations and employment settings associated with this major. Understand
some of these options may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options when
choosing a possible career path.
Description of Economics
As part of its mission, the University of Georgia "endeavors to prepare the university community and the state for
full participation in the global society of the 21st century." The Department of Economics plays a vital role in this
mission in two important ways. For students interested in business careers, economics is an essential foundation for
business education. Similarly, when it's viewed in the broader sense of a liberal arts education, economics is a core
discipline and an integral part of a well-rounded course of study. Economics majors develop both analytical and
communication skills while focusing on the application of economics to the real world. In addition to foundational
courses in economic theory, the Economics Department offers classes that reflect broader interests, including
environmental economics, sports economics, game theory, economic analysis of law, economic history, and the
economics of education.
Georgia Career Information Center http://www.gcic.peachnet.edu (accessible only on campus computers)
O*NET http://online.onetcenter.org (click on Find Occupations) Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov/oco (type in general term for career of interest)
Alberta Occupational Profiles http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/occinfo/frameset.asp (click on Occupational Title Search)
Career Insider powered by The Vault http://www.career.uga.edu (click on "Online Resources" tab)
*Please visit the Career Center Library or your Career Consultant for additional information or assistance.