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Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Newport, RI, United States
The Economics program of Salve Regina University provides the analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to investigate and critically evaluate economic conditions and trends.
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Through coursework and experiential learning, the graduates of the Economics program of Salve Regina University are well prepared for a wide variety of career opportunities in today’s highly competitive global business environment, as well as graduate study.

Our Program

The B.S. familiarizes students with the quantitative tools used to analyze economic policy and includes business courses that focus on the application of theory.

Both programs integrate a liberal arts tradition with the University’s mercy and justice mission to emphasize ethical decision-making and responsible leadership. As a result, our graduates emerge as engaged, principled world citizens who are prepared to address economic issues that concern individuals, firms and nations, both in the domestic setting and internationally.

Through our popular accelerated program, qualified undergraduates can earn their bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in business administration, health care administration and management, or innovation and strategic management within five years.

Life After Salve

Our students are well prepared for a wide variety of career opportunities in business and government. Corporations value the training received by economics majors, while the range of jobs in government is as expansive as government itself.

  • Financial analysts guide individuals and businesses in making investment decisions based on their assessment of various financial products like stocks and bonds.
  • Personal financial advisors give advice to individuals and couples who are making financial plans, such as preparing for retirement or arranging for insurance policies.
  • Financial managers are responsible for the overall financial well-being of an organization, which often involves analyzing data and presenting reports.
  • Loan officers evaluate the financial situation of people who apply for loans, often using specialized software.
  • Revenue agents ensure that the government receives its legal tax payments by analyzing financial records and arranging for payment as necessary.
  • Budget analysts help institutions manage their finances and monitor their spending, and may also provide advice and estimates about future economic needs.
  • Research economists develop new general models and theories of economics based on the work of others and their own research and analysis.
  • Economics professors instruct students on the principles, theories and methods of economics. An advanced degree is usually required.

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 include:

  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Money, Banking in Financial Markets
  • Economic Ideas in Historical Perspective

English Language Requirements

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    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.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Application and personal statement
  • Please submit an official copy of your secondary school transcript (in English) showing the courses and grades/marks you received for the most recent 3-4 years of schooling
  • The submission of SAT and/or ACT test scores is optional except for applicants to the nursing and education programs, who must submit official results
  • Two letters of recommendation are required
  • To confirm the spelling of your name and date of birth, we ask applicants to submit a copy of their passport photo ID page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21110 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21110 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newport

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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