Efficiency, Equity, Resources

With an emphasis on economics as a social science, the Albers’ Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BAE) degree will provide you with the analytical tools of micro- and macroeconomics as well as statistical and quantitative methods. In keeping with the Seattle University mission, courses in this program address ethical implications and social justice issues. Our small class sizes and the expertise of our faculty will help you build the foundation needed to become an effective and ethical leader in the study of economics.

With in-depth and rigorous study of economics—from local to national to global—and skills-building focused on analytics, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and communication, you will be equipped to solve important problems in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors or to pursue graduate study in economics or fields such as data analytics, public policy, business, or law.

Micro & Macro: Two Branches of Economics

Microeconomics

Microeconomics focuses on consumers and producers, how decisions are made about what is produced, how goods and services are distributed, and who receives the income.

Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics examines the overall economy—national and international—including issues of growth, unemployment, and inflation

These two branches of economics provide frameworks for analyzing the implications of business decisions.

Economics: A World-Changing Career Opportunity

What Career Choices Will You have as an Economics Major?

Graduating with a BAE offers you the opportunity to pursue a career in many industries and specialities. 

Economic Development Consulting International Business Law Data Analytics
Insurance Public Policy Finance Market Research Health

Business Economics

If your interest in economics is more from a business perspective rather than as a social science, check out our Business Economics major.