Learn the analytical tools necessary to find answers to society's most pressing problems in areas such as pollution, inequality, immigration, discrimination, and growth.



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 jobs.

  • Research assistant, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Washington, D.C.
  • Analyst, BlackRock, New York, New York.
  • Asset-Based lending analyst, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Investment Banking Analyst, Greentech Capital Advisors, New York, New York.
  • Technology analyst, Deutsche Bank, New York, New York.
  • Trauma sales associate, Stryker Orthopaedics, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Sewanee graduates enjoy extraordinary acceptance rates to top graduate and pre-professional 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.

  • Ph.D. in economics, University of California at Santa Barbara.
  • M.S. in mathematics, Washington University of St. Louis.
  • M.S. in biostatistics, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
  • Management training/international thoroughbred racing and breeding, Darley Flying Start, Ireland.
  • M.D. in medicine, Johns Hopkins University.

A Sampling of Courses


Programs of Study & Related Programs

Requirements for the Major and the Minor in Economics

Recommended Plan of Study for Economics Majors | Link

Requirements for the Major in Finance

Requirements for the Minor in Business | Website

Meet some professors


Katherine C. Theyson
Chair and Associate Professor of Economics


Carnegie Hall 115, Ext. 1146

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