Department of Economics

Department of Economics ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Department of Economics at Grove City College equips students not simply for careers in economics and graduate school, but to be contributors to a free and virtuous society.

At its core, economics is the study of human life and the markets and financial systems society creates and engages. It deals with society’s deepest problems and is connected to our understanding of truth as expressed through the Christian worldview. Each of us has an economic perspective, whether we know it or not.

Grounded in the Austrian School of economic thought, our coursework explores how wealth is generated in the free market. We look at the ways in which a society that works well is one in which a government defends liberty and private property. In the spirit of economists Ludwig Von Mises and Hans Sennholz, we examine how freedom and wealth can be used by individuals and voluntary associations to care for the poor, foster the arts and promote human flourishing.

After leaving Grove City, our graduates go on to pursue careers in business, philanthropy and public policy at places such as Bloomberg Financial, Wells Fargo, PNC Bank Corp., the Heritage Foundation, the Atlas Foundation, and the Mackinac Institute, among many others.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

​Economics students practice and develop their knowledge through a variety of research opportunities, including independent studies and research assistantships with economics faculty.

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Minor in Economics

​The minor equips students with an excellent foundation to understand and apply western classical economic theory in contemporary society, serving as an excellent complement to any other field of study.

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​Often, our students intern at economic and public policy think tanks including the Charles Koch Institute, the Heritage Foundation and others.

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Related Resources

​Economics students at Grove City College are also encouraged to take advantage of a variety of extracurricular resources such as conferences, seminars and study abroad opportunities to deepen their economic understanding.

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Current Students

​Each year, talented students from around the world bring their intellect, work ethic and enthusiasm to Grove City College and make the most of all the Department of Economics and the campus have to offer.

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B.S. in Business Economics

​After completing both major and core requirements, students are able to articulate and critique a variety of economic viewpoints and are equipped for careers in a wide range of fields.

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