Bachelor of Science, Department of Economics

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Department Overview

The major in economics provides a program of study for the liberal arts student that allows for an investigation of the essential area of economics and introduces the student specializing in economics to problem solving and analytical research. As an outgrowth of the dialogue between the faculty and students, both inside and outside the classroom, we encourage economic research.

Degree Objectives

  • To provide students with a fundamental understanding of our present-day economic.
  • Prepare students for immediate entry into professional careers in the business, banking and finance, and governmental communities.
  • Prepare students for graduate school, especially in economics, business and public administration, and law.
  • Prepare students for teaching in the social science areas of the secondary school system.

Career Opportunities*

  • Actuary
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Credit Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Sales
  • Financial Analyst
  • Bookkeeper
  • Management Analyst

* Monster, What can you do with an economics degree?


Dr. David Harris, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
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St. Benedict Hall

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  • Richard Coronado, Ph.D.
  • Dr. David Harris, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair
  • Dr. James Young, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor

Freshman Year

GNST-1000BC Experience1
ENGL-1010English Composition3
Foreign Language4
Historical Foundation3
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
Historical Foundation3
ENGL-1020Introduction to Literature3
Foreign Language4
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1

Sophomore Year

ECON-2100Principles of Microeconomics3
Natural World Foundation (with lab)4
Aesthetic Foundation3
Suggested elective: Psych or Soc3
ACCT-2090Principles of Financial Acctg.3
ECON-2090Principles of Macroeconomics3
Faith Foundation3
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Aesthetic Foundation3
Natural World Foundation4
EXSCFitness course1

Junior Year

ECON-3100Intermed Microecon Theory3
ECON-3000Contemp Economic Thinking3
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation (PHIL-3250)3
Elective: Secondary Orientation3
MATH-2110Applied Statistics4
ECON-3090Macroeconomic Activity3
Faith Foundation3
Econ Elective (Catholic Social Teaching)3
Elective: Secondary Orientation (Ethics)3

Senior Year

Economics Elective (International Trade)3
ECON-4130Introduction to Econometrics3
Suggested elective: Financial Management3
Elective: Secondary Orientation3
Economics elective3
ECON-4110History of Econ Thought3
Suggested elective: Investments3
Elective: Secondary Orientation3
ECON-COMPSenior Comprehensivecr

Other Department Offerings:

  • Minor in Economics
  • Minor in Economics and Politics

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