Bachelor Degree (B.A.) in Economics
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Economics affects nearly every career in modern life. Our published faculty will teach you how the global economy affects 21st-century businesses and governments, and how to apply economic theory to different industries and contemporary issues. The technical and analytical skills you’ll gain will be valuable for any career. Coupled with the values of a Catholic and Benedictine education, you’ll be positioned to embark upon a future both successful and virtuous, making the world more just and prosperous.
Possible career paths:
Banker, stockbroker, finance, insurance, researcher, teacher, marketing and sales, graduate or law school, domestic and international trade analyst, government agencies, management and consulting
median salary for economists
In addition to the specific requirements listed in the section below, all students at the Abbey are required to earn credits in our core liberal arts curriculum.
EC 201: Introductory Economics I
EC 202: Introductory Economics II
MA 210: Mathematics for Economics and Finance
EC/BU 306: Quantitative Analysis OR
MA 208: Statistics
EC 316: Intermediate Macro
EC 317: Intermediate Micro
EC/TH 352: Business Economy & Catholic Social Thought
EC 408W: Economics Seminar
EC 305: Data Analytics for Economics and Finance
EC 307: Money and Banking
EC 355: Political Economy
EC 400: History of Economic Thought
EC 401: Economic History
EC 410: Business and Society
EC 424: Public Finance
EC 440: International Economics and Finance
BU 453: Internship
EC 490: Senior Thesis
BU 310: Finance
BU 311: Financial Management
BU 335: Personal Finance and Investments
BU 411: Financial Investments
ET 303: Financing New Ventures
ET 300: The Entrepreneur
BU 402: Labor Economics and Compensation
PH 301: Ethics
MA 205: Calculus for Managerial and Social Sciences OR
MA 201: Calculus I
MA 305: Advanced Statistics
*Must complete four elective courses.
To graduate with a degree in Economics, majors must have at least a minimum cumulative average of 2.0 across all major coursework.
*It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
Abbey Economics combines technical professional training of empirical and analytical skills together with the wisdom of liberal education to advance fuller and truer living standards. Abbey Economics faculty look to cultivate a true education community to master and apply the genuine insights of economics, finance, and data analyses.
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LILY MULLEN ‘21
“After taking an Intro to Micro class with Dr. Scott my freshman year, I became fascinated with Economics. The Abbey’s Economics program is unique since it offers a well-rounded education that addresses both theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding human action in relation to incentives (including but not limited to money!).”
RAPHAEL WINTERS ‘21
“In the Economics program, I have learned how to think and communicate in a clear, logical way supported via citing evidence, proofs, rhetoric, and visual presentation. And so learning Economics taught me the skills and methods necessary to be a leader in the world.”