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Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
Students majoring in economics develop an understanding of economic theory and have the chance to apply it to practical and real life situations. You will study economic issues of personal interest and our program helps you become comfortable with the tools and analytical techniques necessary to become contributors in the business, professional and civic communities.
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The economics major is a flexible program that offers you a solid foundation in economics and the ability to pursue a variety of related interests. Our students have used this combination to build unique educational experiences, preparing themselves for work and graduate school.

The economics program has a number of courses that don’t generally show up in an undergraduate curriculum as well as traditional courses handled in non-traditional ways.

In Leadership, the Human Side of Economics, students take a humanistic look at economic behavior and motivation. They also receive feedback on their own leadership styles, based on such instruments as the Kirton Adaption/Innovation Inventory, Meyers Briggs, Thomas Kilman Conflict Resolution Scale and Strong Interest Inventory. The class is characterized by many small group activities, helping students understand themselves as social and economic beings.

Environmental Economics offers students an intensive skill building experience – performing a cost-benefit analysis to assess a policy or project.  Students conceive a major project and execute it over the semester. They come away from the course with a powerful tool for evaluating environmental and social policy actions.

In Intermediate Macroeconomics, in addition to studying macroeconomic theory and policies, students gain skills researching the economics literature, performing statistical regression analyses to test macroeconomic relationships, and writing papers interpreting regression results. They thus gain experience in applying a fundamental analytical technique in economic research.

International Economics is split into two courses: Foreign Exchange andTrade. Along with studying international economic theory and analysis, each course devotes several weeks to negotiations, where students grapple with goals, competing interests, and alternative policies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Economics of the Environment
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Leadership: The Human Side of Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Economics of Labor Markets
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Econometrics

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Common Application or Eckerd College Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT): SAT code: 5223/ ACT code: 0731
  • Official High School Transcript and/or G.E.D. results
  • Admission Recommendation Letter
  • Personal Essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42428 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42428 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 1132 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Financial aid and scholarships are available through an ambitious financial aid program that benefits about 96% of Eckerd students. Approximately $43 million in financial aid was awarded last year. Assistance packages may include a combination of scholarships, grants, work aid, and loans. The average award last year from all sources was $26,000 and the range was from $1,000 to $42,000.

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