Economics majors at Saint Joseph’s University understand how economic reasoning is used to determine how society can effectively meet its human and material needs.
We live in a world where data seems to be limitless. Everything we do, the decisions we make, the places we visit, the purchases we make (and those we don’t), are likely part of a massive data set. However, those who are trained to extract useful information from the data are not that many. The economics coursework is not just intended for students to learn the way economists view the world, but also to train students in their techniques for analyzing problems using real-world data. The economics department strives to produce graduates who will be able to knowledgeably and intelligently participate in public and private decision-making in which economic considerations are involved.
The training in data analysis is among the reasons why economists stand out in the job market and why the career opportunities for economists are so great, rewarding and diverse. They can run the gamut from government jobs to employment in entertainment, sports and recreation.
An Interdisciplinary Major
The economics department at Saint Joseph's University has always acknowledged that the world is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary. For that reason, the economics major offers great flexibility in course selection, so students have exceptional opportunities to pursue other interests in related disciplines.