Economics is often called the science of rational behavior; it emphasizes formal, systematic and analytical thinking.

Economics Major Requirements

General Economics Major

(44 credits)

  • ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 251 Intermediate Macroeconomics and Contemporary Issues 
  • ECON 252 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 325 Introduction to Econometrics
  • BUAD 284 Statistics for Business and Economics or MATH 321 Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 128: Introductory Statistics for Business or MATH 131 Calculus & Analytic Geometry 1
  • Any four advanced Economics (ECON) courses
Students contemplating graduate study in economics are strongly urged to take MATH 132 and MATH 303 in addition to the minimum requirements of the major.

Economics Teaching Major

(44 credits)

Leads to secondary education certification in economics. Requires the same courses as the economics major.

Alumnus Perspective

“St. Norbert provided me with a number of amazing experiences, including a semester in London with an internship at the London Stock Exchange, a ‘Semester at Sea’ academic voyage around the world, a 10-day Geography of Mexico field study and a United Nations seminar in New York City. I credit much of my career success to my experiences inside and outside of the classroom at SNC.”

Steve Peterson, AICP ’04
Senior Transportation Planner, SRF Consulting Group, Minneapolis

Faculty Perspective

“Teaching undergraduates at a small liberal arts college is the ultimate source of challenge, growth and professional satisfaction.”

Sandra Odorzynski
Professor of economics