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In addition to bachelor, master and Ph.D. degrees housed in the Economics Department, three different undergraduate economics degrees are offered in partnership with other University of Kentucky colleges. Through the Gatton College of Business and Economics the bachelor of science in business and economics can be earned, while the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and the bachelor of science in mathematical economics (MAEC) and bachelor of arts and bachelor of science in foreign language and international economics (FLIE) can all be earned through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students interested in pairing a strong grounding in business with economics will learn about accounting, finance and management while also discovering how to forecast general economic conditions, estimate trends, analyze data, and use economic theory to help their organization operate more efficiently. Many of Gatton's economics majors go onto graduate school, management training programs, careers in government and business with organizations as diverse as Summit Energy, the FBI, and Teach for America. Students may choose to get involved in the Economic Society or may be initiated into to join Omicron Delta Epsilon the national honor society for Economics.

Click here to view more info about the bachelor's degree in economics.

Interested students may also contact the department chair for additional information:

Jim Ziliak
Chair, Department of Economics
Department of Economics, University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0034  USA