Welcome to the Department of Economics. If you’re curious about the world around you – from the environment and politics to global markets and public policy or society – then studying economics may be for you.

Why Economics?

Better Understand the World: The Department of Economics is dedicated to helping you understand global, national, and local economic issues that confront our society now and in the future.

Better Understand Everyday Decisions: Our teaching philosophy revolves around bridging theory and practice. In other classes, you’ll talk about how the world should work. But in economics classes, you’ll learn more about how the world actually works and how people make decisions in the real world.

Gain a Sharper Perspective: An economics degree combines the best of business, liberal arts and science courses to provide new perspectives. Strengthen your communication, critical thinking and analytical skills so that you can have a successful career.

It’s About You: Benefit from individualized learning, meaningful student-faculty interaction and a supportive culture in the Department of Economics.

Academic Programs

We offer the economics major and minor at the College of Charleston.
  • Economics Major

    The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Economics program is 42+ credit hours.

    Course information and requirements for the major can be found in the Academic Catalog

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  • Economics Minor

    The economics minor program is 18 credit hours and includes ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics and ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics.

    Course information and requirements for the minor can be found in the Academic Catalog.

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