Undergraduate Program in Economics

The economics major provides a critical examination of how the economic system works in the United States and throughout the world. The introductory courses are surveys of economic problems, policies, and theory; and the required courses in micro theory and macro theory give a deeper analytical foundation. Electives permit further study in a wide range of fields, including money and banking, international trade and finance, public sector economics, economic development, capital markets, inequality, industrial organization, environmental economics, and computational investing.

The economics major provides a general background that is useful to those planning careers in law, government service, or business as well as those planning careers as professional economists. Professional economists work as college teachers, as researchers for government agencies, businesses, and consulting firms, and as administrators and managers in a wide range of fields.

The B.A. in Economics has been classified as STEM (CIP Code 45.0603: Econometrics and Quantitative Economics). Students in STEM degree programs can apply for a 24 month STEM extension of F1 Optional Practical Training (OPT).

To declare or change a Major
or Minor in
Economics please fill out this form.

Drop In Advising

Undergraduates who may want advising on course selection, co-curricular opportunities, and engagement activities, should schedule an appointment with Gretchen Rowley, departmental academic advisor. Gretchen can support students with course approval, degree audit, and study abroad paperwork as well.


Gretchen Rowley

Academic Advisor and Administrator
617-552-3670
rowleygr@bc.edu
Maloney 319

Schedule an advising appointment
with Gretchen Rowley

Prof. Tracy L. Regan

Director of Undergraduate Studies
617-552-2339
tracy.regan@bc.edu
Maloney 320

Schedule an advising appointment
with Prof. Regan

Student Leadership

The Core Curriculum

The centerpiece of Jesuit education has always been a common curriculum that emphasizes the rigorous study of the defining works of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.