Economics: International and Development Concentration, BS

Economics: International and Development Concentration, BS

Navigate the economic challenges and growth opportunities facing all countries in the age of globalization. 

This streamlined concentration is aimed at students interested in the international nature of economic activity. As a BA degree, it’s perfect for those continuing on into professional studies and the public or nonprofit sectors. 

Guided by our renowned, approachable faculty, you’ll wrestle with topics like poverty, inequality, trade, population changes and migration, gaining the communication skills needed to share information with others. You’ll receive plenty of hands-on research opportunities, too, through internships and a semester of studying abroad. All of this takes place within small, discussion-based classes, a hallmark of the liberal arts tradition.


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B.A. Economic graduates will...

  1. effective economic analysts.
  2. able to apply economic theories.
  3. ...have well developed critical thinking skills.


“During my time at SMC, I experienced in-depth research with much support from hands-on faculty members. Not only did my skills in research and development improve, but my ability to articulate and explain complex information and concepts at a high level flourished as well. The aforementioned skills have propelled me to where I am now as an Account Executive for one of the fastest growing tech Startups in Silicon Valley just one year post-graduation.”

Jacob Ricafrente, Class of 2021

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