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BA & BS in Economics

Shorelight - University of South Carolina, United States

ba-bs-in-economics

Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 36,414

Course Accredited By

SACSCOC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
While economics does involve a lot of math and statistics, it's ultimately a social science that helps us understand how society uses resources, addressing challenges in areas such as politics, education, the environment and health care.
  • Economics majors in the College of Arts and Sciences may earn the B.A. by completing the 24-hour major requirement along with the college core, distribution requirements and cultural-awareness and writing-emphasis requirements as described in the basic degree requirements in liberal arts. Bachelor of Arts degrees require an additional nine hours in the fine arts or humanities above Carolina Core requirements.
  • In addition to courses within your major, students in the College of Arts and Sciences must fulfill a cognate or minor. The cognate is intended to support the course work in the major, and it must consist of 12 hours of courses at the advanced level, outside of, but related to, the major. In place of the cognate, B.A. students can choose a minor consisting of at least 18 credit hours of prescribed courses. (Some minors in the sciences require a minimum of 16 hours.)
  • Economics majors in the College of Arts and Sciences may earn the B.S. by completing the 24-hour major requirement along with the college core, distribution requirements and cultural-awareness and writing-emphasis requirements as described in the basic degree requirements in liberal arts.
  • In addition to courses within your major, students in the College of Arts and Sciences must fulfill a cognate or minor. The cognate is intended to support the course work in the major, and it must consist of 12 hours of courses at the advanced level, outside of but related to, the major. In place of the cognate, B.A. students can choose a minor consisting of at least 18 credit hours of prescribed courses. (Some minors in the sciences require a minimum of 16 hours.)

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • July 2023
  • September 2023

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate Bus null B/9
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements

Certificate 

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

Uganda 

  • Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate Bus null B3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate Bus null C/3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate Bus null GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements

Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • Five (5) college preparatory subjects passed. Students must meet the minimum age requirement of the university. Internal HS transcripts are not required. Proof of graduation is the IGCSE and/or GCE certificates. A Double Awards is awarded two units, so it would count as two subjects.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 4
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 4
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 5
  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also show transcripts demonstrating a minimum of eleven years of education and meet the minimum age requirement of the program
    Undergraduate Bus null B

English Requirements

Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

The following courses fulfill some of the requirements for the B.A. in Economics:

  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Senior Seminar in Economics

The following courses fulfill some of the course requirements for the B.S. in Economics:

  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Senior Seminar in Economics
  • Typical cost for two semesters $53,882 
  • Tuition $36,414 
  • Housing $11,818
  •  Dining $3,650 
  • Other $2,000

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