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St. Bonaventure University

Economics Program

The economics program, offering either a Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Science degree, helps students examine the production and consumption of goods, and analyze real-world issues such as international trade, poverty, taxes, crime, and education.

A program with wide-ranging career options 

Economists study the production and distribution of resources, goods and services by collecting and analyzing data, researching trends, and evaluating economic issues. Organizations across many industries use economic analysis and quantitative methods to study and forecast business, sales, and other market trends.

Our economics curriculum provides students with thorough training in both theoretical and empirical approaches to contemporary world issues and problems, and it provides a framework in which to analyze human behavior.

In doing so, students graduate with the skills needed to provide economic analysis to topics within a variety of fields including finance, consulting, accounting, education, health care, business and industry, government agencies and more.

As an economics major, you will gain an understanding of core economic tools and principles, and learn to apply these tools to address current national and world issues. You will learn how to articulate pragmatic, principles-based policies to enhance social-economic welfare and promote social justice.

Employment demand for economists is expected to be strong for years to come, with a projected 13 percent growth rate through 2030, which is faster than the average for all occupations.

Program information

The School of Business offers a BBA or a BS in economics and a minor in economics.

Bachelor of Business Administration in economics;
Bachelor of Science in economics

The economics program provides students with thorough training in both theoretical and empirical approaches to contemporary world issues and problems.

Degree requirements and a four-year plan of study for the economics major

  • Economics minor

    For nonmajors, the 18-hour minor in economics is one of nine School of Business minors offering students an opportunity to study a specific area of business in more detail.

    Requirements for an economics minor

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