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  • Program Type
    Minor
  • School
    School of Arts & Sciences

Explore the fundamentals of economics, from supply and demand to monetary policy. Understand how the production of goods and services contributes to human flourishing as well as the limits of wealth creation in achieving everlasting happiness.

What You’ll Learn

Explore how and why resources are used to produce the goods and services consumers demand. Understand the basics of economic theory, including theory of the good, supply and demand, profit and loss, private property and entrepreneurship, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade and globalization.

Connect economics and politics.

See how economic policies impact political issues such as liberty, justice, and globalization.

Trace the contribution of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

See how Church teachings and Catholic thought leaders influenced the development of modern economic theory and debate.

Learn outside the classroom.

In addition to your coursework, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in discussion clubs and reading groups.

Course Requirements

Please visit our catalog for a list of all courses and credits.

Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

An economics minor pairs well with many Mary majors and helps you stand out and advance your career in fields where an understanding of economic policy is needed. Professionals in business, law, and politics find an economics background particularly useful.

Career Paths

  • Economist
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Policy analyst
  • Consultant 
  • Elected official
  • Financial analyst 
  • Educator

Featured Faculty

Ivan Jankovic, PhD

Assistant Professor of Economics, Fellow in Catholic Studies

I am a Serbian-born economist and political philosopher. I study price theory, industrial organization, history of economic thought, and political theory. In love with America and American political tradition, I am fascinated with the deep connection between individual liberty and order. My main interest is in how spontaneous bottom up processes create social harmony, while the top-down impositions yield chaos and disorder. I am a bicyclist, a dissent amateur chess player, and a somewhat obscure poet writing in Serbo-Croatian (some minor awards).

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