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  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor
  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACT or SAT test is optional for prospective students applying for Fall 2020 to join the St. Mary’s University freshmen class of 2024.

What is Economics?

Economics 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.

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 are prepared for graduate or law school, as well as careers advising on international trade, policies in education and environmental protection, and equitable tax systems.

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Economics Degree Plans

Economics students learn how people make economic decisions and how institutions affect those decisions, both in theory and in practice.

St. Mary’s offers both a major and a minor in Economics.

Economics Course Highlights

Economics majors have 24 hours of elective courses, allowing them to specialize in areas of particular interest.

  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • International Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Calculus

Career Possibilities

With the strong liberal arts foundation that our students receive with an Economics degree, the possibilities are virtually endless.

Many students go on to graduate school or attend law school. Other options include:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Economic consultant
  • Economic analyst
  • Teacher
  • Market analyst
  • Government-sector economist
  • Financial analyst/advisor
  • Public policy analyst
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Research Opportunities

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.

Learn more about Economics at St. Mary’s

Interested in pursuing a degree in Economics? We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have. Feel free to reach out to speak to one of our dedicated faculty.

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