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Economics

Understanding economics in the 21st century continues to be increasingly important in our lives, as the discipline of economics provides the tools for examining and solving complex problems facing individuals and societies as a whole. The Saint Anselm College economics major provides students with the ability to use these tools to examine such diverse topics as the impact of monetary and fiscal policy on our national economy, global climate change and environmental policy options, and the balance between consumer protection by government and the efficiency and freedoms offered by capitalism's markets, among many others.

Complemented with a distinctive liberal arts core which stresses the development of critical thinking skills, the Saint Anselm College economics major provides a foundation of both theoretical and applied courses in the area of microeconomics - where the focus is on individual business, consumer and worker decision making, and macroeconomics - dealing with national and global policy affecting economic growth, unemployment and national income distribution.

Career opportunities with business firms, banking institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations, focused locally and internationally, await students with an economics major. Economics majors also go on to obtain law degrees, Master's degrees in public policy and economics, and Ph.D. degrees in economics and finance.

Requirements for the Economics major: Principles of Micro- and Macroeconomics (EC141 and EC142), Business Statistics (BU121), Intermediate Micro- and Macroeconomics (EC242 and EC241), and any 5 economics electives or 4 economics electives (any course with an EC prefix) and Financial Accounting (AC111).

Course Sequence - Classes of 2015 - 2017


Please refer to the College Catalogue and consult with your academic advisor for recommended course sequencing. Revised graduation requirements for each graduating class can be found in the Guide to the Core Curriculum.

Course Sequence - Class of 2018 and Beyond


Freshman Year
Conversatio I Conversatio II
Language Language
Freshman English (or Science) Freshman English (or Science)
Microeconomics Macroeconomics

Sophomore Year: Economics majors take Business Statistics, Intermediate Micro- and Macro-economics. Depending on their initial placement they will finish their language requirement this semester. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major.

Junior  Year: Economics  majors take 2 or 3 of their economics electives. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s). One semester or a full year of study abroad is an option for this year.

Senior Year: Economics  majors will take their economics electives. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s).