School of Humanities and Social Sciences
HSS is the cornerstone of St. Mary's liberal arts and Marianist education. With more than 20 disciplines to choose from, this is the largest school on campus.
About the program
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.
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 can pursue one of the following program options:
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics
- Minor in Economics
Courses and Degree Plan
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.
- Economic consultant
- Economic analyst
- Government-sector economist
- Financial analyst/advisor
- Public policy analyst
- Market analyst