College for Women | School of Business and Professional Studies


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.

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

what can I do with a degree in Economics?

After earning an economics degree from the St. Paul campus of St. Kate's, you'll be aptly prepared for a range of careers in business, government, and non-profits, 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.

what will I study?

As an economics major at St Kate's, class discussions will encourage critical thinking and writing in class, and also feature student presentations to build your communication skills. Case studies are based on real-life businesses or situations in the United States and around the world so you understand application, not just theory.

In addition, St. Kate’s has 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.

Did you know?

  • Economics is offered as a major and minor.

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why St. Kate’s?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning to achieve your goals.

Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.



Our faculty members have lived and studied at universities around the world, including India and Iran. The economics department is one of the most diverse at St. Kate's. Their unique experiences will deepen your understanding of multicultural business etiquette and expand your perspective. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.

The St. Kate's Experience

The St. Kate's Experience

This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.