Economics Major

In the Economics Department at St. Mary’s University, economics major students learn the proper analytical, ethical and oral communication skills necessary for a solid foundation in economics and business principles. The study of economics is a systematic analysis of real-world issues that prepares students for careers in both the private and public sectors as well as for graduate and doctoral studies.

The Department of Economics prepares students for graduate or law school, as well as careers advising on international trade, policies in education and environmental protection, and equitable tax systems.

Program of Study

Economics students are interested in diverse topics, including business opportunities analysis, economic development of third-world nations, environmental protection, policy evaluation, urban and regional planning, international trade and entrepreneurship.

Students majoring in Economics at St. Mary’s learn how people make economic decisions and how institutions affect those decisions, both in theory and in practice.

Bachelor of Arts in Economics 

Requires a minimum of 30 course hours within the major and required courses in math and statistics

Economics Minor

Requires a minimum of 21 course hours within the field

For more information on a degree in Economics and detailed course descriptions, see the Undergraduate Catalog.

Economics Major Courses

Economic growth and development
Economics of natural resources and environment
Economic thought
Inter-American economic problems
International economics
Internship (required)
Labor economics
Money and banking
Public sector economics
Senior project
World economic geography

For more information on a degree in Economics and detailed course descriptions, see the Undergraduate Catalog.

What Can I Do With an Economics Degree?

General manager
Economic consultant
Economic analyst
Government-sector economist
Financial analyst/advisor
Public policy analyst
Market analyst

SABÉR Research Institute

The Department of Economics provides students with opportunities for experiential learning, allowing them to work side by side with researchers and community members.

The SABÉR Research Institute is an economic development think tank dedicated to researching regional economies and their development. SABÉR provides St. Mary’s students with research, internship and paid consulting opportunities. These are unique ways to gain professional experiences working with county, city and state entities while providing the community with valuable data and economic analysis services.

Department Mission

The mission of the Economics Department is to instruct St. Mary’s University students in Economics, both in theory and in research methodology, to develop their critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills, demonstrating the application of theory and quantitative methods to help solve problems, both public and private, within the context of Catholic and Marianist education.

Next Steps

Want to learn more about the St. Mary’s University Economics Program or are you ready to apply?

Roy Robbins, Chair
Charles Francis Hall 222

Jenifer Robles, Administrative Assistant
Charles Francis Hall 216

Read more in the Undergraduate Catalog

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