Economics Major & Minor
Economics majors at Stonehill learn to critically evaluate individual and group behavior, and the resulting outcomes, in the context of global scarcity.
Our Economics Department, both in terms of curriculum and other learning experiences, provides students with the foundation they need to apply theory to conventional 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, whether those include a graduate degree in public policy, business or law, or a career in industry, financial markets, the nonprofit sector or public policy.
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 nearly any other program Stonehill offers. Guided by career goals and personal interests, recent students have also majored in philosophy, political science & international studies, history, psychology, mathematics and various business administration disciplines.
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 Economics Association to present their papers from the Capstone Seminar in Economic Research.
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.
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. Some of our courses include: