As an economics major at La Salle, you’ll gain a framework to address a wide range of questions and contemporary policy issues. Through the mix of theoretical, quantitative, and applied courses, as well as one-on-one interactions with faculty, you’ll receive a wide range of learning opportunities, from improving statistical skills in courses like Econometrics to reading about other parts of the world through courses on the political economy of Africa and Central and Eastern Europe.
Within our economics courses, policy issues are approached with a Lasallian concern for social and economic justice. Also, the curriculum requirements of the program allow students to easily pursue a second major, which prepares students to bring two academic perspectives to their career. Nearly 50% of economics majors at La Salle complete double majors.
After introducing students to the what and how of economic thinking, this course explores the causes of national economic prosperity and economic problems such as unemployment and inflation.
Working approximately 10 to 15 hours per week under professional supervision, students discover the connections between their formal studies and the demands of specific positions.
This course involves an introduction to the theory of international trade. Topics include specialization and the gains from trade, tariffs, and protectionist policies, trade imbalances, and the role of international institutions.
The Economics Department is committed to providing students with a rigorous and relevant economic education necessary for informed citizenship. We will teach you to develop a deep understanding of how markets and economies do and do not work and to apply the tools of economic reasoning to consider questions of policy, efficiency, and equity.
Internships and cooperative education opportunities are readily available within corporations, nonprofits, and governmental agencies. Graduates have obtained jobs in industries such as:
In addition, graduates have gone on to work for a variety of government agencies, including: