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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2194
Fax: 401.865.1264
Location: Sullivan Hall 111

The Faculty


Rev. Albino Barrera, O.P., Ph.D.
Leo H. Kahane, Ph.D., Interim Chairperson

Associate Professors

Angela K. Dills, Ph.D.
MaryJane Lenon, Ph.D.
Francis T. O’Brien, M.A.

Assistant Professors

Fang Dong, Ph.D.
Alan L. Kessler, Ph.D.
Rev. William Paul Marquis, O.P., Ph.D.


Edwin P. Palumbo, M.A.

The Major

Economics is a broad-ranging discipline both in the questions it asks and the methods it uses to seek answers. It draws upon history, political science, philosophy, sociology, law, psychology, and mathematics in the analysis of social and economic issues.

The Department of Economics at Providence College offers a broad liberal arts program. The programs of study in the economics department offer the student significant flexibility in course structure; this flexibility allows the student majoring in economics to select courses consistent with his or her career objectives. In addition, the economics major is easily combined with other majors/minors.

The bachelor’s degree in economics prepares an individual for either immediate employment in a wide variety of career areas or for postgraduate study in economics, business, law, public administration, or related fields.

Course Requirements and Concentration Options for Economics Majors at Providence College

Students majoring in economics at Providence College may choose between three concentration areas: economics, business economics, and quantitative economics. All three concentrations have a common core curriculum that introduce and develop the key tools and theories necessary for the study of economics.

These core courses in the major are:

ECN 101 - Principles of Economics: Micro 
ECN 102 - Principles of Economics: Macro 
ECN 201 - Microeconomic Analysis 
ECN 202 - Macroeconomic Analysis 
ECN 214 - Introduction to Econometrics with Computing Lab 

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