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Economics Major & Minor

The Department of Economics helps students understand economic behavior and how the economy creates wealth and contributes to well-being. Students can study international economies, economic development and growth, labor markets, industries and businesses, financial markets, monetary economics, public policy, environmental economics and other important topics.

Why study economics?  These students can tell you why.

Studying economics offers a fascinating challenge.

Anastasiia Okuneva

I had an excellent internship the summer after my junior year.

Kiley Green

Economics is both a quantitative and qualitative field.

Edward Mallak 

I can critically analyze daily events and news using tools and ideas from economics.

Jaquelin Galindo

Overview of Program

  • Graduates find success in their post-college academic and professional careers - including work in business, finance, government, public policy, law and academia.  For students interested in pursuing opportunities in management and finance, law and policy, international development, or graduate studies in economics go to the Academic and Career Advising section. 
  • A flexible program allows students to pursue other areas of academic interests as well as to participate in study abroad programs.
  • Eight full-time faculty members offering excellent advising and mentoring to students — both majors and minors.
  • An undergraduate research seminar and project helps students gain valuable skills in understanding economic problems and in preparing and presenting high quality research using careful analysis and quantitative tools.
  • An active intellectual life both on and off campus through the Clemens Lecture Series, departmental seminars and participation in conferences.
  • Engage faculty who love to teach.

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Contact Us

Parker Wheatley
Department Chair

Judy Eggert
Office Manager
College of Saint Benedict

Sue Zimmer
Office Manager
Saint John's University