Department of Economics

Economics is the study of the process through which individuals and societies solve a particular human problem. It is the discussion of, and research into, how to ensure that limited resources are put to their most efficient use.

Economics is primarily an analytical discipline. Therefore, the economics curriculum begins with a core of theory and research methods that students will need in order to analyze economic problems. Since many areas of economics have broad social implications, it also provides the opportunity to study economics as a social science and to discover the interrelationships economics has with other disciplines.

The St. Mary’s Economics Department is committed to the academic development of the students as individuals. Members of the economics faculty will advise each student on the composition of an appropriate program, given the student’s interests and objectives.