Economics program students and faculty in a classroom.

College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

Are you a persistent problem-solver who is good with details? A St. Kate’s economics major will appeal to your analytical nature and give you a global perspective on economics through a social justice lens.

A major in economics is flexible and combines well with another major or minor, such as accounting, sales, or political science, to provide you with a more specialized set of skills.

Program Details

Take 32 credits per year to finish your degree in four years.

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Research Economics Issues Alongside Faculty Mentors

As a part of the economics program at St Kate's, class discussions will encourage critical thinking and writing in class, and also feature student presentations to build your communication skills.

You’ll study questions as diverse as the causes of labor market discrimination, how to improve education for women and girls, why recessions occur, and business profitability.

In addition, St. Kate’s offers a robust collaborative undergraduate research program that gives students opportunities to conduct research with faculty mentors and present their findings at local, regional, and national conferences, as well as discipline-specific symposiums.

economics students with professor Caroline Krafft
Careers in Economics

After earning an economics degree from St. Kate's, you'll be aptly prepared for a range of careers in business, government, and nonprofits, including

  • finance and insurance companies
  • research and development companies
  • government agencies and services
  • international organizations
  • academia

An economics bachelor's degree will also position you for graduate and professional programs in economics, public policy, international relations, business, or law, among many others.