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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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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B.A. in Economics

​After completing both major and core requirements, students will be able to articulate and critique a variety of economic viewpoints and will be equipped for careers in a wide range of fields including economics, public policy and philanthropy.

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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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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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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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After Graduation

​Our economics graduates are well poised for graduate study in economics or law, as well as direct entry into careers in business, public policy and the non-profit sector.

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