Faculty infuse their research into their teaching at all levels of the curriculum.
Small Class Sizes
Most economics electives and upper level courses have between 15-45 students.
Economics majors are well prepared for a variety of graduate school programs and professional careers. Economic courses develop your reasoning, analytical and statistical abilities. Our best students may have the opportunity to accelerate their studies and begin working on a Master’s degree during their senior year.
A Message from the Department Head
Economics majors will profit from personal advising and encouragement, some of the best classroom teaching in the university, our high standards, and elective courses. Students can use their knowledge of economics as a major as a springboard to employment, career or graduate school opportunities.
-Dr. Stuart Allen, Professor of Economics and Department Head
Student Quotes – Class of 2004
“Every Economics Professor at Bryan School is helpful, approachable, and will take time with the student. They are what made economics such a great degree to get.” – C.A.
“UNCG Economics department allowed me to understand how to do independent in-depth research and hold myself accoutable for self-imposed deadlines. In addition I was happy about the way the department prepared me for the job market. Even though at the beginning I didn’t think I could make it to graduate school, Dr. Sylvester’s E301 and Dr. Layson’s E 319 forced me to better my skills and rigorously learn economic theory.” – C.K.
“The flexibility of the economics program at UNCG is one of its greatest assets. After taking basic principles courses, students can follow their own interests with a variety of electives and interdepartmental courses.” – S.S.
“The professors in the Economics department at UNCG do everything they can to encourage a sense of community in the department. From being available to answer questions, even when they are at home, to attending Economics Club events that allow students and teachers to interact outside of the classroom, the professors are interested in more than just teaching students – they want to get to know us as people too!” – E.H.