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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.

Economics teaches
how to ask

Heather Kaluzniak

Economics will
intellectual ability.

Roman Derevyanko

Economics is applicable
real life, and is

Megan Posusta

I plan to go to law school
and use my economics 
degree in the legal field.

Annie Lauber

Economics has
a huge 
on global issues.

Erik Ternsjo

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

Jennifer Schwichtenberg
Department Coordinator
College of Saint Benedict