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Majors and Minors

The Major

Majors are offered in Economics, Business Economics, and Quantitative Economics. Each of these programs leads to the bachelor of arts degree.

All majors in economics require the Economics Core Curriculum of ECN 101, 102, 201, 202, 214 and 488. For additional requirements for each major please consult the Undergraduate Catalog at the links below:

Our Quantitative Economics major is a STEM Designated Degree Program, which allows international students with an F-1 visa to apply for a 24-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension.

The Minor

Economics minors complete a total of six courses (18 credits): ECN 101, 102, 201, 202, and two economics electives. Please consult the College’s Undergraduate Catalog for additional requirements at the link below:

For a listing of course descriptions, please see the course catalog.

Labor-Management Relations Program

The Labor-Management Relations Program is an interdisciplinary program of study and is designed to complement the academic pursuits of a student who is enrolled in a formal concentration. As such, all Providence College students are eligible to participate. The program consists of six required courses and three elective courses. The objectives of the program include the following:

  • To gain an insight into the relationship that exists among workers, unions, and employers at the workplace;
  • To develop an appreciation of the unique contributions that labor and management make under the American enterprise system;
  • To gain an understanding of the complexity of labor-management problems and a facility for analyzing them; and
  • To further develop basic academic competencies through a systematic examination of labor-management relations issues

For more information and a list of required courses, please see the course catalog.