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Economics and History, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #55 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
Vanderbilt’s program in economics begins with principles of macroeconomics followed by principles of microeconomics. We offer other courses that have only introductory courses as prerequisites, including labor economics, money and banking, Latin American development, economic history of the US, and strategic analysis.
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Overview

Economists are interested in the choices people make when they shop, when they choose jobs, and when they vote as well as the choices made in State Capitols, at the Federal Reserve, and on Wall Street. For example, understanding the sources of economic growth, differences in income across countries, the rate of inflation, and the appropriate policy responses to recessions are fundamental issues in macroeconomics, which is the study of the performance of an economy as a whole.

Microeconomists study households, firms, and markets. For example, why has the price of energy fallen relative to other prices, why do housing prices vary across locations, why do similar people earn such different pay, and why do firms produce and price things the way they do?

Economists participate in debates about policy toward climate change, international trade, taxes, healthcare, immigration, and crime. At a deeper level, the fundamental institutions that support economic activity are important as well. Such institutions—legal principles and laws, social norms, even families and communities—facilitate market and non-market transactions, investment in human and physical capital, innovation and technological change, and social and geographic mobility. This leads to questions about the role of government in regulating, taxing, subsidizing, or otherwise affecting markets and related institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic History
  • Public Economics
  • Game Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

You may apply using either the Common Application or the Universal College Application. Select one application method and submit all materials through that method; do not submit both. All parts of the application should be submitted by the published deadlines.

  • All required parts of either the Common Application or the Universal College Application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Standardized Test Results: SAT or ACT with Writing
  • Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

We make three important commitments to U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens to ensure that students from many different economic circumstances can enroll at Vanderbilt:

  • First:  Since talent and promise recognize no social, cultural, economic, or geographic boundaries, our admissions process is need-blind for U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens. 
  • Second: Vanderbilt will meet 100% of a family’s demonstrated financial need. 
  • Third:  Financial aid awards do not include loans. Instead of offering need-based loans to undergraduate students, Vanderbilt offers additional grant assistance. This does not involve income bands or "cut-offs" that impact or limit eligibility.

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