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Economics, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Sweet Briar, VA, United States
Economics is the scientific study of how society allocates its scarce resources. The many choices individuals and firms make influence resource allocation. So economics is about people and their decisions — how they work, what they buy, and how they organize themselves to produce and determine the prices of goods and services.
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Overview

Economics students at Sweet Briar College learn the foundational theoretical concepts important for critical thinking. What you learn is applicable across a wide variety of careers and prepares you for advanced graduate education in economics, business, finance or public policy. With a solid understanding of economic concepts and methods, you will be well positioned for career leadership roles.

Faculty work closely with students to ensure their academic preparation aligns with career goals. Students have the opportunity to present original research at professional meetings and intern at government agencies, businesses, nonprofit institutions and many other organizations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling Admission after November 1 (decisions and financial aid notifications mailed on a rolling basis after December 17)

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

Programme Structure

  • Principles ot Microeconomics 
  • Principles ot Macroeconomics 
  • Intermediate Microeconomics 
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics 
  • Game Theory 
  • Directed Study 
  • Economics ot the Public Sector 
  • Methods ot Economic Analysis 
  • Econometrics 
  • Environmental Economics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

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General Requirements

  • Completed application — Sweet Briar will accept either the Common Application or online application.
  • Official transcripts of all academic work completed to date. 
  • If applicable, a list of current (senior year) grades
  • A general recommendation from either a high school guidance counselor or high school teacher which addresses the applicant’s interests, attitudes and academic abilities
  • A standardized test is required. Sweet Briar accepts either the SAT or ACT. Official scores must be submitted directly to the College.
  • A full credential evaluation from World Education Services (WES) of all non-U.S. high school and college transcripts
  • College Board’s International Student Certification of Finances
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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