Economics at Providence College

Why Study Economics at Providence College?
A successful and impactful career in economics today requires much more than knowledge of economics; it requires that we go beyond the “what” and have the ability to answer the big questions of “what then?” That’s why our program is designed to not only provide knowledge of economics but an understanding of the social science that gives that knowledge critical context in the real world.

While the focus of an economics education is centered on the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, our program takes pride in being well rounded — a fitting approach to a discipline with deep roots in the liberal arts. Yes, you’ll learn about business analysis, economic forecasting, and probability theory. You’ll also hone your writing skills, enhance your reading and listening capabilities, and develop your ability to think creatively — in short, you’ll be in demand after you graduate. 

 

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What you'll study

Bachelor of Arts in Economics 
The economics major serves as the core program of the Department of Economics. The major prepares students for entry into a profession as well as for graduate work in economics, business, or related disciplines.  

Other Economics Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Quantitative Economics
  • Economics Minor
  • Labor-Management Relations Program

Selected Courses

  • Economic Forecasting  
  • Econometric Models  
  • Financial Accounting  
  • Managerial Finance  
  • Microeconomic Analysis  
  • Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics  
  • Theological Ethics for Business and Economics 

Faculty

Our faculty members have expertise in areas ranging from consumer economics to international finance. These economists bring to their classrooms a wide variety of backgrounds that complement their teaching, including research, government work, and economic consulting.

They hold Ph.D.s from institutions like NYU, Yale, Brown, and Columbia; they’ve earned prestigious fellowships in economics as well as awards for excellence in teaching; and they’ve demonstrated thought leadership in the field through published works in scholarly journals and presentations at national and international conferences.

ENGAGED LEARNING

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While academic knowledge is of course key to a successful career, experiential education outside the classroom provides invaluable insight into the real-world possibilities and impacts that come from putting that knowledge into action.

The Department of Economics encourages all students to take advantage of the engaged learning opportunities that are offered through our program, including internships, participation in the Economics Club (which features lectures by leading authorities in the field as well as an annual Economics Challenge Bowl), and membership in the PC chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society in Economics. 

Outcomes

95%

of 2017-2021 economics graduates are employed and/or attending graduate school

*Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the separate figures.


  • 82% are employed only
  • 6% are attending school only
  • 6% are employed and attending school

Selected Places of Employment/Service

  • AdDaptive Intelligence, Inc.
  • AIG
  • Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Bloomberg
  • Citi
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Oracle
  • PwC  
  • Providence Mortgage Associates, Inc.
  • Techtronic Industries – TTI
  • United Technologies Corporation  

Selected Graduate Schools

  • Boston College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • London School of Economics
  • Providence College  
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • Tulane University Law School
  • University of Notre Dame