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Economics

Program Description

The Economics Major offered at Grayson College prepares students transferring to other colleges and universities for Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics. Several of the courses mentioned in the pathway for Economics majors emphasize the development of analytical and critical thinking skills.

Job Outlook & Growth

Graduates with degrees in Economics find employment in the public and private sectors as analysts and forecasters. In addition, you may be able to earn more money as an Economics major depending on market conditions and the type of employment. In 2014, Professor R. L.Miller at University of Texas—Arlington noted in Economics Today that “On average, students who major in economics earn 13% more than business management majors, 26% more than chemistry majors, and 50% more than psychology majors.”
  

Admission Information & Criteria

  • Grayson College requires that you have a High School Diploma or equivalent or the Ability To Benefit.
  • Students must be college ready in reading, writing and math based on Grayson College's Success Initiative Plan. 
  • For further information contact the Office of Admissions.

Degree Plan

Economics majors will follow the General Studies pathway for transfer to a university. View the General Studies degree plan to see what courses will be taken. Students are encouraged to seek course advice from the intended transfer university.
   

Career Pathways

Achieving your educational goals in the shortest amount of time possible, and possibly collecting credentials along the way, will help you join the workforce faster. There are a number of ways to reach your goal, and Grayson College's "Pathways" will help you visualize this important journey you are about to begin. Visit Career Pathways.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid is available to eligible students enrolled in this program, including loans, grants, scholarships and work study jobs. All students should visit the Paying for College page for valuable information and resources. All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov. (GC’s school code in Step Six is 003570) and a GC Application for Financial Aid available on the GC website on the Paying for College page. All applications should be filed by March 31st to ensure full consideration.

The Grayson College Foundation awards thousands of scholarship dollars to deserving students every year. Once you complete the FAFSA process, consider submitting an application for a scholarship. The priority deadline is March 15; however, applications are accepted until funds are depleted for the year. Learn more by visiting Scholarships.

Contact

Dr. David Foster
Economics Professor
(903) 463-8606
fosterdav@grayson.edu