Are you interested in learning how economists explain the Great Recession of 2008? Do you wonder how economics can help us understand the effects of globalization? What can economics tell us about the provision of health care? Economics at Maryville College investigates these questions as an integral part of the liberal arts. The major's primary goal is to cultivate patterns of inquiry that produce economic literacy, independent thinking, and a commitment to lifelong learning and a socially responsible life. Economics majors share a common foundation in microeconomics, macroeconomics, development economics, and history of economic thought. Students then choose from electives such as Money and Banking, Environmental Economics, International Trade, Public Policy, Investment Analysis, and Economic History according to their interests. All students at Maryville College also complete a two-semester research project in their major under the supervision of a faculty member.
In conjunction with the core curriculum, the economics major develops skills in logical reasoning, data analysis and effective communication, which are essential for economists. Like the alums pictured above, many of our economics graduates find employment in banking and financial services. Others work in the areas of teaching, healthcare administration, and policy analysis. Some choose to continue their studies in law, business, agricultural economics and public policy.
Maryville College Works is a comprehensive career preparation program that is integrated into the College’s four-year liberal arts curriculum. Key components include assessment, advising, networking and professional experiences.