Economics Major & Minor
Economics majors at Stonehill explore decision making and its consequences in markets and entire economies. Through the process, they gain a powerful set of tools of value in business and public policy, and many other fields.
Our Economics Department, both in terms of curriculum and other learning experiences, provides students with the foundation they need to think systematically and analytically aboutconventional economic issues and to explore contemporary research into human behavioral puzzles.
As students develop their ability to solve problems analytically, our faculty challenge them to form their own testable hypotheses, draw inferences from data, and communicate their analysis clearly in speech and writing.
Our flexible economics degree enables students to design a curriculum around their interests and future goals. Among the many directions our alumni have gone are graduate degrees in economics, law, public policy, business, or finance; along with careers in industry, financial markets, the nonprofit sector, and government.
Merging Creativity, Analytical Thinking and Clear Communication
The Economics faculty will help students learn to identify and address wide-ranging issues of great national and international interest. We do this by teaching the theory, methodology and empirical techniques of the economic model as it relates to matters of social science inquiry, financial markets and human behavior.
Our faculty is united in the belief that one must develop the ability to think analytically and creatively as well as communicate clearly through written and oral presentation. Small classes allow for stimulating discussions and enhanced individual attention.
The economics curriculum teaches students to think analytically and creatively as well as communicate clearly through written and oral presentation. Our small class sizes allow for stimulating discussions and enhanced individual attention.
Opportunities that Offer a Competitive Advantage
The requirements for an Economics major are structured to give students the opportunity to simultaneously explore other fields of study and thereby acquire a multifaceted foundation from which to launch their career or pursue an advanced degree.
About half of our students link the Economics major with another program Stonehill offers, most commonly Political Science & International Studies. Guided by career goals and personal interests, our economics majors have also majored in English, criminology, healthcare management, physics and various business administration disciplines.
Economics students are encouraged to supplement their studies with work in the field, through programs such as those listed below. You can learn more on the Internships & Opportunities page.
Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
SURE is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform significant, publishable, full-time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.
Eastern Economic Association
Stonehill economics students are consistently invited by the Eastern Economic Association to present their papers from the Capstone Seminar in Economic Research.
Learning Inside Out Network (LION)
The LION (Learning Inside Out Network) program is an intensive international internship and research opportunity for students interested in the theory and practice of global security. The program builds on courses in security studies, conflict analysis and resolution, global crime, international criminal justice, human security, and international development through a semester-long international internship experience with an NGO, think tank or media organization in Armenia or Serbia.
Many economics majors engage in a semester abroad. Students have participated in programs at the London School of Economics, University of Oxford, University College London; University College Dublin, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Prague University of Economics.
Boston College and Stonehill College have arranged for the preferred admission of qualified Stonehill students to the Master of Science in Applied Economics Program at Boston College.
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