Program advising, transfer review, and degree auditing are primarily handled through Bryan Undergraduate Student Services. Students interested in a degree in economics may also contact the department to be connected with a member of the economics faculty for a discussion specific to program curriculum and career pathways.
Economics majors are encouraged to map out a plan of study to meet academic goals and curricular requirements for their degree. Many economics courses have required prerequisites to enable students to build cumulative knowledge of the subject. The department has provided an Economics Course Prerequisite Flow Chart to illustrate academic progression of economics courses. Transfer credit, equivalency courses, and course substitutions are first assessed through Bryan Undergraduate Student Services.
Career Services and Internships
Bryan Undergraduate Student Services helps connect students with the resources needed to prepare them for employment beyond education. Graduates with a BS or BA in economics from UNCG have learned the essential knowledge and skills to begin their careers. However, gaining initial employment after graduation or while continuing education can be a daunting process, especially if students are not sufficiently prepared to enter the job market. Resources are available to help bridge this gap, and undergraduates are highly encouraged to speak with Bryan Undergraduate Student Services or connect with program advisers in the department. Bryan Undergraduate Student Services can support students through:
- Career exploration
- Targeted recruiting
- Job boards/job search
- Interview preparation (mock interviews, etc.)
- Resume and cover letter building
- Professional organizations
- Career coaching
- Career resources
- Professional development talks
UNCG undergraduates have an opportunity to enrich their college experience through study abroad. Bryan Undergraduate Student Services can provide guidance and criteria to undergraduates interested in a semester abroad. Graduates of our economics program have recently taken a semester abroad in Germany, China, Italy, Taiwan, England, Denmark and other areas in South America and Europe.
The first time I studied abroad I went to Plymouth University in UK and the second time I went to Manchester Metropolitan University. Both experiences have positively impacted me to be more open-minded and increasingly become independent. I received different scholarships to cover my costs during my studies abroad.– Kirubel Aysheshim, B.S. in Economics ’13, MA in Applied Economics ’16
While in Madrid, Spain, I lived with a host family. My host mother was a children’s book author, who was published by companies such as Mcgraw-Hill and my host father was an architect… During my time in Spain, I visited the Roman aqueducts, saw a bull fight, experienced a local Flamenco dance, tasted the amazing food, and cheered at a professional soccer match. When living in another country with other classmates, you forge a bond that not many people get to experience. To this day I still have close relationships with my host family and classmates.– Alexander Vance, B.A. in Economics
For my first semester abroad, I attended our program at LIUC in Castellanza, Italy. From an economic perspective, it was really quite interesting to notice the political differences between all the different member states of the Eurozone while abroad and take note of the price levels and general costs of living. My second semester abroad, I went to our new program at Yuan Ze University in Taiwan. I hold this experience very dear to my heart since I just returned, and it was truly and undoubtedly an extraordinary change in perspectives. – Alexia Foy, B.S. in Economics and International Business ’14