Our economics program prepares you to solve problems through critical thinking, data analysis and a broad understanding of society, culture and the way people make decisions driven by incentives.
Economics is flexible, as it teaches you to explore problems and find solutions. A foundation in economics is perfect for students interested in business, entrepreneurship, law, data analytics or public policy. You can choose a B.A. or B.S. degree based on your interests.
Economics Scholar Program
Join two exclusive seminar classes to work on original research and real-world data projects.
Data Analytics Class
Gain a solid understanding of the emerging field of data analytics with our specialized course.
Pursue your personal research interests in collaboration with expert economics faculty members.
Focus on data analysis in the B.S. degree, or explore people and culture plus data skills in the B.A.
What You’ll Study
In addition to our core classes on data analysis, we offer environmental, health and experimental economics courses where you will work alongside students from other disciplines, too. We also offer an accelerated master's program in which you can earn graduate credits and complete your next degree quickly.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Examining their impact and effectiveness in achieving specific goals or objectives
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Applying critical thinking and analytical skills to make informed and effective decisions
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Data Analyst
- Public Policy Analyst
- Health Care Administrator
Job Titles of Alumni
- Financial Advisor
- Financial Analyst
- Audit Associate
- Financial Planning Specialist
- Collateral Specialist
- Payroll Specialist
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $77,872
- Public Policy
- Health Care
Employers of Alumni
- Wells Fargo
- Fidelity Investments
- MassMutual Carolinas
- Senate Finance Committee
- Honda Financial