Economics

Course Information

Program Overview


 

Professional economists are involved with investing, banking, valuation, finance, exchange and the international value of money. Additionally, economists can be concerned with international development, the environment, government and nonprofits.

Economics at Assumption provides you with an understanding of economic principles and the tools used in dealing with national and international issues.

The study of economics requires rigorous inquiry and analysis, quantitative and critical thinking skills, and effective written and oral communication abilities. These skills enable graduates to take their degree in many directions.

Assumption offers you the opportunity to tailor your interest in economics along three different tracks.

Majors

Economics Major

Majoring in economics allows you to study an array of economic topics and explore the field in order to determine which path best suits your interests.

Students who major in economics take 11 economics courses (33 credits). In addition, Assumption’s strong liberal arts curriculum provides many students with the opportunity to combine a major in economics with a minor such as data analytics, finance or sports management. 

Economics major with a business concentration

Concentrating in Business allows you to gain a foundation in key business subject areas that will help you effectively direct your career toward a corporate setting.

Students take 14 courses including 11 in economics, two in accounting and one in management or marketing.

Minors

Finance

Students interested in working in financial fields such as investment banking, financial planning and insurance should consider a minor in finance. The finance minor requires 7 courses which include coursework in introductory economics and a selection of finance related electives. Because four of the minor courses are required for all students studying economics or business, the minor is relatively easy to tack on to majors in economics, accounting, management and marketing.

Economics 

To minor in economics, students take 7 courses (21 credits). A minor is economics helps develop the strong quantitative, critical thinking and writing skills that will support any career.

Environmental Studies

In cooperation with the Department of Natural Sciences, students may expand their study of environmental problems with a minor in environmental studies. This program will appeal to students who have an interest in environmental policy.

Law and Economics

A minor is law and economics helps develop the strong critical thinking and writing skills that will support any career. The Law and Economics minor allows students to combine economics, ethics and political science. The minor has five required courses and one required elective.