BA in Economics Major (Arts and Sciences) University of Tennessee



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Course info


The program in economics combines a broad liberal education with the rigorous study of important topics such as markets, employment, economic growth, business organization, wealth, inflation, health, environment, taxes, and the international economy.

Courses offered in the Department of Economics, housed in the Haslam College of Business, provide an opportunity for a major or minor in economics in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Economics examines trade-offs. It looks at scarcity and the assessment of extra benefits versus extra costs during decision-making. Economics builds an understanding of markets and how a market shock can affect outcomes in many markets. This field also looks at the impact of the aggregate economy on production, consumption, and trade. These are key foundations for decision-making by firms, policy-makers, and members of society. The economics major equips students with the ability to apply the analytics of basic managerial and macroeconomics to ongoing issues in business, policy, and the economy.

Career Opportunities in Economics

An economics major can provide strong foundations in business, public policy, and law. Majors pursue careers in business, consulting, all levels of government, and a variety of other fields. Students with goals of graduate study in economics can talk with faculty for additional class suggestions. Empirical courses, such as econometrics, build useful skills in data-based applied economics, which many employers value.

The Haslam College of Business encourages all high school students interested in an economics major to: 1) explore international business issues and opportunities, 2) participate in student organizations and clubs, and 3) volunteer in their community.

The College of Arts and Sciences encourages all high school students interested in an economics major to: 1) take math and foreign language courses throughout their high school career, 2) explore economics and business courses, 3) talk with family and friends about their career choices, 4) network with professionals in the field of interest, and 5) volunteer and participate in their communities.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study BA in Economics Major (Arts and Sciences).

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$30,988.00 (23,00,472) per year


Aug-21, Jan-22


College of Arts and Sciences

312 Ayres Hall, 1403 Circle Drive,



37996, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.5
  • TOEFL (Paper-based) score of 523
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 70
  • Completing the ELS 112 intensive program

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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