These majors are designed to provide students with expertise in economic theory and its applications. With advanced courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics, econometrics, and elective economic courses such as environmental economics, economic development, international trade, international finance, industrial organizations, etc., graduates of these programs are well prepared for a professional position in government, the private sector, the nonprofit sector as well as for advanced training in economics.

The economics program at The Catholic University of America is set apart from others because of its expert faculty and innovative courses. Students who study under our rigorous faculty have the opportunity to carry out research with their faculty and to proceed towards competitive graduate programs or professional careers in different fields.


Students majoring in economics must choose one of two degree options: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics, or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Economics. The first option allows more room for double majors or multiple minors, while the second option provides broader technical skills in mathematics and econometrics.