Economics Major

Economics Major

Economics is a very flexible major. You can tailor it to suit a broad range of interests. If you're interested in a career in business, an economics major can prove very lucrative. St. Kate's economics major prepares you for entry-level positions in business, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. If paired with a math or statistics minor (as shown below), you will also be well-prepared for graduate school. Many economics majors choose to study abroad in their junior year (as shown below). 

Below is a sample course plan. Upon admission, you will work with an adviser to tailor the courses to your interests.


MATH 1090: Precalculus
CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
ECON 2610: Microeconomics
LANG: Foreign language course*
ECON 1XXX: Statistical Analysis for Economics and Business
LANG: Foreign language course*
THEO: Theology course*
ECON 2620: Macroeconomics


ECON 3450: Development Economics (fulfills CRST/WOST requirement)
MATH 1130: Calc I
ART/MUS: Fine arts course*
BIOL/CHEM: Lab science course*
ECON 3XXX: Quantitative Program Evaluation
HIST: History course*
PHIL: Philosophy course*
MATH 1140: Calc II or STATS 2080: Statistical Modeling


ECON 3610: Microeconomic Theory
ECON 3480W: International Economics
MATH 2050: Linear Algebra or STATS 2090: Statistical Computing
ENGL: English literature course*
Study Abroad


THEO/PHIL: Theology or philosophy course*
CORE 1000: Global Search for Justice*
MATH/STATS: Upper level elective in math/stats
ECON: Upper level elective in economics
ECON 3620: Macroeconomic Theory
MATH/STATS: Upper level elective in math/stats
MATH/STATS: Math/stats capstone
EXSS: Exercise and sports science course*

Writing Requirement

Economics majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing at least one writing intensive course in economics (recommended: International Economics). You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman, CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice and any other writing-intensive course in this or another department).