The department offers courses in economic theory as well as a variety of electives, including international, monetary and financial economics. The department also offers business courses appropriate to the college’s liberal arts curriculum that are open to all interested students.
Students may receive credit for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or coursework at other colleges. Students who have such credit and plan to take additional economics courses at Agnes Scott should consult with the department chair about optimal course selection.
AP: Students who have earned a 4 or 5 on the AP Macro (or Micro) exam will receive credit for Econ 104 (or 105) AND 4 hours of credit. Students with a 4 or 5 on the AP Micro and Macro exams may start in Econ 306 and Econ 307 (skipping Econ 104 and 105 and earning 8 hours of credit).
IB: Students with a 5, 6, or 7 on the IB exam should consult with their adviser and the department chair but typically receive 6 hours of credit and skip the introductory courses.
A-level exams: Students who receive an A or a B on the A-level exam in economics should consult with their adviser and the department chair but typically receive 6 hours of credit and skip the introductory courses. The department does not give credit for the AS-level exam.
Transfer credit: Students who have taken economics courses at another college may receive credit towards graduation at Agnes Scott upon the approval of the department chair.
Study abroad: Students may receive credit for courses taken on an approved study-abroad experience. Students should meet with the department chair in advance of studying abroad.