Economics is the study of how firms and countries make informed choices. Using tools of economic analysis, economists evaluate the costs and benefits of courses of action in order to choose among alternatives. Economics majors develop ways of thinking that are analytical and rigorous. A degree in economics prepares students for careers in financial services, business, health care, real estate, government and international organizations. Economics also provides an excellent preparation for graduate study in a variety of fields including economics, business law, public administration, and medicine. Coastal Carolina University offers two different degree programs in economics: a Bachelor of Science in business administration (B.S.B.A.) with a major in economics and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in economics.
Students completing the economics B.S.B.A. program will have competencies in both micro and macro economics.
The cognate requirement is designed to encourage students to enroll in courses outside the discipline that complement and support the major. Courses taken for the cognate must be chosen in consultation with the academic adviser. A minimum of 12 credits is required. Only courses at the 300 level or above are acceptable for cognate credit with the exception of MATH 161 - Calculus II (4 credits) and MATH 260 - Calculus III (4 credits). Students may select courses from one or more disciplines and/or may choose a minor to satisfy the cognate requirement. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all cognate courses.