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Economics: BA in Economics, General Economics

Bachelor of Arts in Economics: General Track

The General Economics Track provides a thorough understanding of the economy and prepares students for immediate employment in analytically demanding professions, as well as graduate study in academic and professional programs.

Program of Study

A. General Requirements

Core Areas A, B, C, D, and E - 42 hours

Area F - 18 hours

Six credit hours from one of the following areas:



Information Technology

Physical Education - 3 hours

First-Year Seminar 1 hour

B. Major Field Courses - 33 hours

Twenty-one credit hours drawn from at least three of the following categories:


Public Policy and Economic History
Internships and Specialized Courses

C. Related Field Courses - 9 hours

Six credit hours of upper-division courses from the following fields: anthropology, communication, economics, English (3270, 5710, 5740, 5750 only), geography, information technology, management, marketing, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, or sociology.

D. Electives - 18 hours


Read More Armstrong Economic Monitor Reports Steady Economic Growth in 2nd Quarter 2017

(October 2, 2017) - Armstrong State University’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor, which analyzes data and identifies trends affecting the regional economy, reports that the Savannah metro economy continued healthy growth in the second quarter of 2017 while forecasting moderately slower year-end movement.

Read More Economic Monitor Reports Savannah Economic Growth in 1st Quarter 2017

(June 26, 2017) - Armstrong’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy returned to healthy growth in the opening quarter of 2017, as the negative effects of Hurricane Matthew dissipated. Employment, airport travel, retail sales and consumer confidence were especially strong during this period, as was record-setting port activity.

Read More Making Connections: Small Business Class Opens Big Doors

(April 19, 2017) – In the Small Business Consulting course taught by Dennis Barber, Ph.D., Armstrong Economics professor and Small Business Institute director, undergraduates gain firsthand experience in Savannah’s small business community, which is a leader in the state.

Read More Economic Monitor Reports Economy Slowed in 4th Quarter

(March 6, 2017) - Armstrong’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy slowed to a crawl in the closing quarter of 2016, largely due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew. As such, electricity and retail sales, as well as air travel, slipped. However, losses were offset by gains in employment, port activity and hotel room rentals. The area is expected to see healthy growth by mid-year.

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