St. John’s economics program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in law, business, government and nonprofits.
The program provides its students with the necessary skills and knowledge to investigate and critically understand the economy and economic institutions and how they shape economic behavior. Emphasizing theoretical and empirical/analytic skills, students are prepared for various career paths. The program also provides the historical and social context necessary to understand economic outcomes fully.
Students can focus their studies on areas such as economic development, environmental economics, economic policies, and business economics.
The program rewards excellence through induction into the national economics society Omicron Delta Epsilon, presenting their research at national economics conferences, participating in the Sadie Cooperative program, and competing in the Fed Challenge.
International Economics Honor Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon; Sadie Collective, Federal Reserve Challenge
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for economists is predicted to grow by 6% over the current decade. Economics is consistently in the top 10 paying college majors and the top 1-2 for women.
The Economics faculty provide students with a wide diversity of intellectual perspectives and real-world applied economics experiences to help them to develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to prosper in the global economy.
To earn their Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics, students complete 120 credits, including core and major-sequence courses, as outlined below. Students have their choice of electives.
Fast-Track programs are cost-efficient and time-saving ways to provide students the opportunity to advance to a master’s degree from their B.S. in Economics. Students who select a fast-track into an advanced degree must complete an online application and must meet the admission standards for that graduate program. Students should seek early program guidance from their adviser in anticipation of applying to a Fast-Track Program. Available Fast Track programs for Economics majors are:
Each semester the Henry George lecture series brings leading economists, including many Noble Prize winners, to campus to speak to our students on the most pressing economic and social questions.
Overall mistrust of economists is high among the general public because these experts are not perceived as good forecasters. Still, economists possess the intellectual capacity and analytical means to guide...
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Reflecting the University's Vincentian and Catholic values, emphasis is put on the ethical dimensions of business decisions.
Courses offered within the Department of Government and Politics are designed to provide students with the analytical skills necessary to evaluate political issues and to function effectively in a political environment.
Whether you want to become a lawyer, a political correspondent, educator or civic leader, there’s no limit to what you can do with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from St. John’s University.
The Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Government and Politics at St. John’s combines rigorous academic study with the opportunity to develop valuable practical skills that are highly attractive to a wide array of employers across the public and private sectors.
In conjunction with the School of Law, The Department of Government and Politics offers a dual M.A./J.D. program.
The minor in human resources management provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to understand contemporary human capital management. You may sit for the Human Resources Certification on the way to completing the minor.
The Department of Government and Politics offers you the opportunity to complete a Certificate in International Law and Diplomacy.
This minor specializes in global culture and international socio-economic and political developments.
The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (P.P.E.) at St. John’s University is a thoroughly interdisciplinary graduate program that incorporates courses from all three fields of inquiry.
The Department of Government and Politics prepares students for lifelong learning as outlined in the mission of the University Strategic Plan. Government and Politics students acquire critical thinking and analytical writing skills, and ethical understanding of diverse political issues. Students practice their skill in Academic Service-Learning and internships that foster public service and commitment to serve local, national and international community.
The Department of Government and Politics offers students the opportunity to complete a Certificate in Public Administration.
The Office of Student Financial Services is committed to providing students and their families with the information they need to navigate and understand the financial aid and payment process.
St. John’s offers a free online application for all 100+ undergraduate programs, and graduate applications carry a low cost for most programs.