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Bachelor's Degree in Economics

Why Earn Your Economics Degree at Saint Leo University?

The Bachelor of Science - STEM degree in Economics provides students with the skills needed for professional and personal success. Focused on producing critical thinkers and logical problem solvers with strong analytical skills, coursework in the degree explores how the economic way of thinking can be applied to real-world situations. The business core courses provide you with a modern integrated business curriculum that includes broad exposure to each of the functional areas of business (accounting, finance, management and marketing) to accompany the solid foundation in economics all of which provides you with the opportunity to work in many different careers.

The Bachelor of Science - STEM degree in economics offered only at University Campus is designed for students interested in developing critical thinking skills while acquiring the knowledge of economic theories and practices that are applicable to real-world situations. The business core courses provide students in the B.S. program with a modern integrated business curriculum that includes broad exposure to each of the functional areas of business (accounting, finance, information technology, management and marketing) to accompany their solid foundation in economics. Graduates with a degree in economics have the opportunity for careers such as financial analysts, purchasing managers, insurance underwriters, bank managers, and operations/data analysts.

Learning Experience:
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
120 hours
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Undergraduate Economics Program Details

Whether interning for a firm or listening to alumni and working professionals share their industry experience, you'll understand the importance of economics in the real world and on a global scale.

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Online, On Campus, or Near You

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them. 

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  • What are the benefits of earning your economics degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

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Are education centers near you offering economics degree programs?

You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • How will you gain real experience?

    Study abroad

    Prepare for life in a global economy by studying abroad at one of the many international universities with whom Saint Leo maintains a partnership.


    Membership in Saint Leo’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is open to all business majors.

    Competitions and conferences

    Participate in the annual Business Plan Competition or participate at conferences including Saint Leo’s annual International Business Conference.

What can you do with an undergraduate economics degree?

The answer: Practically everything. Your options are endless.

From the personalized attention with your instructors to internships, study abroad, and co-curricular activities, the opportunities are endless to prepare yourself for success. At Saint Leo University a degree in Economics “Prepares you for a lifetime of decision making!” As an economics major, you will be able to analytically and critically solve complex problems; be skilled in working with data; and be adept at presenting information based on sound methodologies. Government, corporate, private sector, and global industries have a recognized need for graduates with a solid background and understanding of economics.

Watch this short video provided by the American Economic Association that describes some of the exciting opportunities that an Economics degree has to offer individuals just like you.

What are the top economics degree jobs?

  • Bank Officer
  • Business Consultant
  • Financial Analyst/Planner
  • Operations/Data Analyst

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