Undergraduate Programs Overview

Economics at George Mason University

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Having a degree in economics prepares students for a wide variety of exciting career options and choosing the program at George Mason University has a number of distinct advantages for our students. To begin to understand the full potential of our academic program, please explore the Why Should I Study Economics? page to understand all of the benefits of an economics major.

When you enroll in our program, you will join an academic community with talented and engaged students from all over the world and you will have the chance to interact with accomplished and renowned faculty who are well-known for their teaching, writing, and scholarship.

Our undergraduate program has two options for a degree, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS). We also offer two types of concentrations, one in Managerial Economics (available for the BS only) and one in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), as well as an economics minor option. Please use the links on the right side of this page to explore these programs in more detail or consult our FAQs page on the left to learn all about the differences between these degree programs.

For our most talented students, we have opportunities for advanced study in economics that include pursuing your own research ideas through an undergraduate thesis experience or getting a head start on graduate school by enrolling in our accelerated master’s degree program.

All in all, we have resources for all types of students with all types of experiences. Whether you are a first-year student who has just graduated from high school or you are an experienced student with a well-established professional background, we have the resources and academic support you need to maximize your success in our program. Our talented academic advising team will help you to create meaningful class schedules each semester so you can progress through the major in a timely manner. Furthermore, we provide a range of resources from making the most of your transfer credit, to finding complementary study abroad experiences, and to locating resources to support your career development that includes internship for credit options.

To Apply to Mason Economics or Request Information

We hope you are beginning to see all the exciting opportunities of our academic program to support your own career goals and academic interests. To request more information or to register your interest in our degrees, email econbsba@gmu.edu, or contact the Office of Admissions. We strongly encourage you to do this so we can keep you informed about upcoming events relevant to your program of interest. We hope to hear from you soon!