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Economics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Economics from Saint Joseph's University, at its core, is the relationship between growing need and limited resources. It helps us understand trade-offs, big and small: a new car or a new roof, better hospitals or better schools. Economics is at the heart of any discussion involving taxes, unemployment, the deficit, health care, the stock market, inflation and welfare.
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The study of Economics at Saint Joseph's University leads students to understand how economic reasoning is used to determine how effectively society meets its human and material needs. The objective of the coursework is to train students in the way economists view the world and in their techniques for analyzing problems. 

The economics department strives to produce graduates who will be informed and able to participate in public and private decision?making in which economic considerations are involved.


Career opportunities run the gamut from government jobs to employment in entertainment, sports and recreation. The major offers much flexibility in course selection, so student have opportunities to pursue other, perhaps related, interests in other departments.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Mathematical Statistics 
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory 
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences: Principles Microeconomics
  • Natural Science
  • Math "Beauty"

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • We require a high school diploma or recognized equivalent for admission to Saint Joseph’s University. Standard secondary school coursework includes the following core subject areas:

    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years of mathematics
    • 2 years of history
    • 2 years of a laboratory science
    • 2 years of a world language

    Competitive applicants typically exceed the minimum requirements and have taken four years in all five core subject areas.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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