Economics Bachelor’s Degree Program Overview

Meet the demands of the changing business world head on through the economics bachelor’s degree program at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. This undergraduate business degree offers two paths to your future. You can choose an economics bachelor of science that provides you with a well-rounded education in business and organizational leadership, preparing you to directly enter the workforce. Or you can choose an economics bachelor of arts that allows you to double major in a related discipline, such as history or political science, which prepares you for graduate economics programs or other graduate programs in law, finance, or public policy.

Taught by outstanding faculty; guided by seasoned executives

The Franciscan business faculty are focused on excellence in teaching. They bring extensive real-world experience in management to you and are committed to Franciscan’s Catholic ethical tradition. To ensure you receive the most current education in economics and business, Franciscan’s business programs are IACBE accredited and guided by an advisory board of leading executives from top national and international firms.

Explore More of the Economics Bachelor’s Degree Program

Here are just a few other ways Franciscan’s economics bachelor’s degree program stands out from the rest:

  • Financial aid and scholarships: Franciscan University works to make your Catholic economics degree as affordable as possible through scholarships and financial aid, such as grants, loans, and work opportunities. The Franciscan Office of Financial Aid can provide you with tuition costs and fees as well as the financial aid application process and deadlines.
  • Applied learning: Study economic theory and put it to work in the real world through the Austria study abroad program as well as economics degree internships in Ohio and beyond. Through these hands-on experiences, you’ll cultivate an understanding of how human behavior impacts the marketplace and how economic policy helps us to thrive.
  • Relevant economics degree: Develop the problem-solving, critical-thinking, and data-analysis skills you need for economics careers through a program guided by the Business Advisory Board, a council of top executives from firms such as Microsoft, Bayer Corporation, AECOM, Honeywell, The Hershey Company, Protiviti, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Tribe Mediterranean Foods, EQT Midstream Partners, and FeX Group.
  • Expert Catholic faculty: You’ll learn from dedicated faculty who bring years of economics career experience to the classroom. They’ll integrate the Franciscan Catholic value of transformational leadership so that you have the tools to be an ethical business leader in economics jobs either in for-profit or nonprofit organizations — in Ohio and across the world.
  • Bolster your economics degree: Combine your bachelor of arts in economics with a second major and expand your options for economics careers. Explore the social or hard sciences, humanities, philosophy, or theology at Franciscan University and add a major that complements your Catholic BA in economics.
What Can You Do With an Economics Degree?

With an integrated, Catholic economics degree from Franciscan University in Ohio, you’ll be prepared for careers all over the country and the world as well as for graduate and professional studies.

Graduate and Professional Programs for Economics Majors

Potential Job Titles for Economics Majors

  • Actuaries
  • Compensation and Benefits Managers
  • Credit Analysts
  • Economic Consultants
  • Investment Consultants
  • Lawyers
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Beyond the Classroom
Christian Students for Free Enterprise

Learn how to put entrepreneurial action to work to make the world a better and more sustainable place by joining the Christian Students for Free Enterprise (CSFE). The CSFE is a community of student business leaders who bring together Christian principles and the free enterprise system to transform lives — and the world.

Business Advisory Board

The Business Advisory Board helps Franciscan University better provide students with the professional competence they need to succeed in the contemporary business world, bringing with them fresh ideas illuminated by Catholic social thought and the Franciscan value of transformational leadership.

Study Economics in Europe

As an economics major, you’ll learn from brilliant faculty on the Ohio campus and in Europe through the Franciscan University Austria study abroad program. Your professors will deepen your knowledge and your Catholic faith while you live and study in a 14th-century monastery. Explore Europe with other economics majors and Franciscan students. This life-changing experience will serve you well in economics jobs.

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The Department of Accounting, Business Administration and Economics at Franciscan University of Steubenville has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road, Suite 300, Overland Park, KS, 66213 USA

For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page.

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Department Faculty
Dr. Ken Knox

Dr. Ken Knox

Visiting Professor

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Prof. Alyssa Kerker


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Prof. Albert Macre

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Cory Maloney


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Douglas Perry

Interim Chair; Instructor & Executive Director of the Leadership Institute; Business Advisory Board Chairman

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Professor Jeffrey Rankin

Prof. Jeffrey Rankin

Associate Professor, Director of the MBA Program

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Dr. Scarpone

Dr. Brian J. Scarpone

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Michael Welker

Professor, Director of Catholic Business Management and Entrepreneurship

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Professor Thomas Wilson

Prof. Thomas Wilson

Associate Professor

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