Economics

Economics

Economics studies the production, distribution and consumption of resources at multiple levels ranging from the personal to the global.  Money, markets, banking, employment, and public policy are all aspects of this important field.

Departmental Honors

Majors may attain Departmental Honors by attaining a grade point average of 3.75 or higher in all courses taken in the major.

Students may become eligible for membership in Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society in economics.

Outreach and Community Engagement

Many study abroad programs are available through the Stetson School of Business and Economics that emphasize issues related to international economics through travel and direct experience.

Students are encouraged to participate in the Middle Georgia Economic Seminar Series, where economists from regional colleges present the results of research.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Upper level research opportunities are available coordinated in conjunction with the faculty. Research in Economics is a research-oriented course focusing on an important topic in economics not otherwise covered in the School's offerings. The course features student research, independent study, and discussion.

Beyond Mercer

Economics majors are highly qualified to fill a wide range of jobs:

  • Business managers
  • Public administrators
  • Research analysts
  • Environmental economists
  • Stockbrokers
  • Urban and regional planners

An academic background in economics can also serve as a springboard for successful graduate studies. A study in the Journal of Economic Education analyzed law school exam entrance scores of students by undergraduate major and found that economics majors earned the highest average score. Additionally, graduate studies in economics can lead to advanced employment opportunities in industry and government, as well as teaching and research careers in academics.