Economics is the study of how individuals, firms and nations make choices when confronted
with limited resources. At Saint Louis University, you’ll learn to apply theory and
problem-solving skills while balancing public policy with the choices faced by today’s
Major in Economics
SLU offers two degrees in economics: a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
with a concentration in economics; and, in cooperation with the College of Arts and
Science, a Bachelor of Arts in economics. Other business majors can choose to complete
the economics supporting area in addition to their chosen program.
You’ll research microeconomic issues that are relevant to decision-making for individuals,
private businesses and public policy, as well as macroeconomic issues, data and frameworks
for examining the economies of the world and how they relate to each other.
SLU's urban location in St. Louis provides many internship opportunities at financial
institutions and government agencies. Most internships are paid, and some may also
earn academic credit toward your degree.
Students who graduate with a degree in economics from Saint Louis University have
a long track record of being placed in graduate and professional programs that lead
to high-profile jobs.
SLU’s economics faculty combine high academic rigor and professional experience, applying
business theory to real-world situations.
Heather Bednarek, Ph.D.
Muhammad Islam, Ph.D.
Hailong Qian, Ph.D.
David Rapach, Ph.D.
Patrick Welch, Ph.D.
Bonnie Wilson, Ph.D.
Minor in Economics
If you are not a student of SLU’s John Cook School of Business, you can still pursue
a minor in economics through the College of Arts and Sciences, gaining specialized
knowledge in areas that are critical to success in careers related to economics.
The minor requires 21 hours of coursework in economics, including ECON 1900: Principles of Economics, ECON 3010: Introduction to Econometrics, ECON 3120: Intermediate Macroeconomics and ECON 3140: Intermediate Microeconomics, and nine hours of economics electives.