Economics is more than the allocation of funds and products. From entire cultures to small households, the forces of economics affect us all. Economics forecasts prosperity, warns of disparity, and asks us to take notice of the currents in between.

Why study economics at Sewanee?

If you want to analyze real-world data, study economic trends, and develop critical thinking, Sewanee’s economics curriculum could be the perfect fit for you. Sewanee’s faculty are uniquely positioned to introduce you to a broadened global perspective and provide skills that are highly valued in the workplace today.

Ask questions. Cultivate your own theories. Let the assortment of courses help you navigate those ideas. Economic activity—its development and operation, its ethics and trends, and its public and private institutions—invites investigation. From analyzing statistics to observing human behavior, the study of economics is a vital tool to understand the world.


Sewanee graduates secure positions in a variety of fields. Some you would expect, others, are a bit of a surprise. Sewanee prepares you for your profession and your passion. Below is a sampling of recent graduates' first job.

  • Analyst, BlackRock, New York City, NY,
  • Asset-Based Lending Analyst, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Atlanta, GA.
  • Investment Banking Analyst, Greentech Capital Advisors, New York City, NY.
  • Technology Analyst, Deutsche Bank, New York City, NY.
  • Trauma Sales Associate, Stryker Orthopaedics, Baton Rouge, LA.

Sewanee graduates enjoy extraordinary acceptance rates to top graduate and preprofessional programs–about 95 percent to law school and over 85 percent to medical school. Below is a sampling of where Sewanee grads continue their education.

  • M.S. in Mathematics, Washington University of St. Louis.
  • M.S. in Biostatistics, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
  • Management Training/International Thorughbred Racing and Breeding, Darley Flying Start, Ireland.
  • M.D. Medicine, John Hopkins University.

A Sampling of Courses


Programs of Study & Related Programs

Requirements for the Major in Economics

Requirements for the Minor in Economics

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Katherine C. Theyson
Chair and Associate Professor of Economics

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