GAIN THE COMPETENCE AND CONFIDENCE FOR SOUND DECISION-MAKING WITH A DEGREE IN ECONOMICS
At Saint Mary's, our Economics program will set you on the path to professional success in the private, public, or nonprofit sector. Whether you choose to pursue a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, you’ll leave here equipped with a comprehensive understanding of economic activity - including the broader global, social, and environmental factors that drive and derail economies - so you can make strategic financial moves now and in the future.
GET YOUR BA OR BS, MAJOR IN ECONOMICS
You can choose between two different degrees in the Economics program at Saint Mary’s: Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS). Continue reading to compare the BA and BS frameworks.
Bachelor of Arts [BA]
Bachelor of Arts is a social science oriented program that is ideal for students who are planning to pursue further professional studies in Economics, as well as those interested in careers in law, teaching, business, or public and non-profit organizations.
Bachelor of Science [BS]
Bachelor of Science is a program geared toward students who wish to focus on understanding and performing the more quantitative operations of Economics. BS students are required to take one year of calculus and one year of upper-division quantitative analysis.
CONCENTRATIONS FOR BS ECON STUDENTS
International and Development
Investigate the changing patterns of population growth, cross-country migration, international trade, globalization, and economic development. You’ll be required to study abroad for a semester, and you’ll discover the trends and transformations that stimulate economies around our increasingly connected world.
Dive into the environmental and social impacts of growing economies as you develop a deep understanding of the trade-offs between increasing production and preserving the environment. The principles you explore here will prepare you to knowledgeably tackle the ethical challenges of modern business.
Economics Degree Testimonial
“I am very happy that I was a part of the Economics program during my time at Saint Mary’s. I was constantly surrounded by curious, passionate students, and knowledgeable and supportive professors. What I learned here prepared me to take on my role at the FDIC.”
Alexis Heyman ‘19 Economist USDA
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