Economics, Bachelor of Arts
Economists — and professionals with a solid foundation in the economics — are in greater demand than ever.
The continuing volatility of the world's economies has created a growing need by industries across-the-board for informed economic analyses to aid them in making sound business decisions. Economists help oil the wheels of society by monitoring trends, evaluating the distribution of goods and services and developing forecasts on such vital issues as interest and exchange rates, inflation, consumer demand, energy costs, employment levels and taxes. In addition, given the unprecedented importance of economic decisions, the need for secondary school economics is also intensifying.
You can prepare for these career paths through the 126-credit Bachelor of Arts degree program in Economics at St. John's University, offered by St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Major courses are provided in partnership with The Peter J. Tobin College of Business — taking advantage of the acclaimed resources and faculty of two outstanding University divisions.
Reflecting the University's Vincentian and Catholic values, emphasis is put on the ethical dimensions of business decisions.
Vipul K. Bansal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Economics are identical to those currently outlined for admission to a four-year bachelor of arts in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
For more information about admission to this and other undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please contact Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:Back to top
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects that employment for economics teachers will greatly outpace the 13 percent growth rate predicted for secondary teachers as a whole by 2018. Similarly, the growth rate for economists is expected to be 6 percent by 2018 and the demand for business and market analysts and related positions will surpass the growth numbers for general economists.
The program is designed for students interested in getting a broad liberal arts foundation as well as an introduction to cutting-edge economic and finance theories. It provides an excellent preparation for careers in business, law, education, public policy and advanced
Global Approach to Education
Students also benefit from St. John's focus on an international academic experience. The University offers extensive study abroad courses during the academic year as well as the winter and summer semesters. Students can live and learn at St. John's Rome, Italy, campus and Paris, France, location.Back to top
Students majoring in Economics at St. John's gain a solid foundation in the theory and application of economic concepts and principles. They learn and are mentored by an enormously gifted, internationally known faculty of scholar-teachers who care about each student's progress.
Students develop a strong academic and professional edge by joining any of St. John's more than 180 student clubs and organizations. Clubs and honor societies of particular interest to Economics majors include these:
- Economics and Finance Society
- Omicron Delta Epsilon: International honor society for economics
- Math Club
- Pi Mu Epsilon: International mathematics honor society
- Computer Science Society
- Roger Bacon Scientific Honors Society: Honor society for biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, psychology or environmental studies
The Skull and Circle Honor Society and the Lambda Kappa Phi Honor Society annually select students from St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who combine scholarship, integrity and dedicated service to the St. John's community.
Every student at St. John's benefits from outstanding University-wide facilities and resources. For example, all new students receive their own wireless laptop computer with full access to the University's award-winning network.
Other facilities include high-tech classrooms, laboratories and our 1.7 million-volume University Library. Our new D’Angelo Center is a five-story, 127,000-square-foot University and Student Center with classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks Café and a full-service food court.
All students take advantage of St. John’s location in dynamic New York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area. Students make New York their classroom through innovative courses like Discover New York.Back to top