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Economics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Worcester, MA, United States
Economics at Assumption College provides you with an understanding of economic principles and the tools used in dealing with national and international issues. The study of economics requires rigorous inquiry and analysis, quantitative and critical thinking skills, and effective written and oral communication abilities. These skills enable graduates to take their degree in many directions.
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Overview

Professional economists are involved with investing, banking, valuation, finance, exchange and the international value of money. Additionally, economists can be concerned with international development, the environment, government and nonprofits.

Economics at Assumption provides you with an understanding of economic principles and the tools used in dealing with national and international issues.

The study of economics requires rigorous inquiry and analysis, quantitative and critical thinking skills, and effective written and oral communication abilities. These skills enable graduates to take their degree in many directions.

Assumption offers you the opportunity to tailor your interest in economics along three different tracks.

Benefits and Features of a Bachelor's in Economics at Assumption

  • Tailor your major to your interests. Add to a major in economics with a concentration in business, a minor in finance or a minor in sports management. Combine a major in global studies with a major or minor in languages, a study abroad program or an internship in Washington, D.C.  Combine quantitative economics and mathematics with an eye toward an actuarial or a data analytics career.
  • A primary benefit to the study of economics and global issues is the array of career choices at your feet. Alumni have secured positions as a senior associate at Actua Corporation working on the financial aspects of mergers and acquisitions; another alumna is working in the African Community Education division of the Massachusetts Service Alliance.
  • Recent graduates of the department have procured spots in first-rate study abroad and graduate school programs including: the London School of Economics, the University of Connecticut, Clark University, the University of Rochester and Colorado State University.
  • Assumption students take advantage of excellent internships opportunities including Ernst & Young in New York City, the John H. Chafee Center for International Business in Rhode Island, MyBnk in London and the Worcester Regional Research Bureau right here on campus.
  • Two departmental alumnae (one Economics and one Global Studies) have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships in the past four years.

Career Opportunities

The Economics major is excellent preparation for career entry in banking, government, finance, investments, research, and teaching, as well as in business, labor, law, and the private non profit sector.

Many graduates pursue an advanced degree in Economics, Business, Law, Public Administration, or International Affairs. Students considering going on to study economics at a graduate school are encouraged to complete a minor in Mathematics.

While economics is a profession in its own right, economists are also:

  • Researchers
  • Statisticians
  • Economic geographers
  • Economic analysts
  • Economic development officers
  • Consulting associates

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadlines:

    • Early Decision: November 1
    • Early Action: November 1
    • Early Action II: December 15
    • Regular Decision: February 15
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Research Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • A personal statement or essay (part of the Common Application)
  • Official Educational Records from secondary schools
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, waived if applicable
  • Assumption College requires SAT or ACT scores if your language or language of instruction is not English.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Bank statement which must be officially certified or notarized indicating that the candidate has sufficient funds to study at Assumption College. 
  • $50 application fee made payable to Assumption College (You can pay this fee through the Common Application.) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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