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 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 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.

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.

Reflecting the University's Vincentian and Catholic values, emphasis is put on the ethical dimensions of business decisions.

Contact Information

Jason P. Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
[email protected]

The minor in Economics requires the successful completion of 15 credits, including ECO 1301 Principles of Economics I, ECO 1302 Principles of Economics II, and nine additional credits in Economics selected in consultation with a faculty advisor. 

Please note that ECO 2327 Development of American Business Enterprise is not applicable to this minor sequence. 

Economics courses are taught by The Peter J. Tobin College of Business faculty.