St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesQueens Campus, Staten Island Campus
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 120-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
For more information about admission to this and other undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission.
To earn a B.A. in Economics, you must complete 120 credits, including core, major sequence, and elective requirements. The major sequence and elective requirements are outlined below. For more information about courses, please see the St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and The Peter J. Tobin College of Business sections of our Undergraduate Bulletin.
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 graduate study. For more information, please visit Career Services.
You 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 during the winter and summer semesters. You can live and learn at St. John's Rome, Italy, campus and Paris, France, location. Visit Global Education for more information.
As an Economics major at St. John's, you gain a solid foundation in the theory and application of economic concepts and principles. You learn and are mentored by an enormously gifted, internationally known faculty of scholar-teachers who care about each student's progress.
You develop a strong academic and professional edge by joining any of St. John's more than 180 student clubs and organizations. St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences also offers a wide range of honor society chapters, including the Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society chapter, to recognize scholastic achievement and connect students to opportunities in their fields.
Facilities include high-tech classrooms, laboratories, and our 1.7 million-volume University Library. Our 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 Services have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area.