Department of Economics

Change the world from here, with data! Be part of the Economics program! The Economics Department at the University of San Francisco offers students an opportunity to live and learn in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Our faculty are distinguished economists who have gained national and international recognition for their research and scholarship. Small classes and opportunities to participate in faculty research projects are enhanced by our location in San Francisco Bay Area, the financial capital of the West and the technology capital of the world, where students can visit economic institutions, hear world-renowned speakers in the field, and engage in internships at such sites as the Federal Reserve Bank and Google.

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Economics... It's much more than you think...

Much more than finance, banking, business and government, a degree in economics is useful to all individuals and can lead to many interesting career choices. This video provided by the American Economic Association, paints a picture as to why majoring in economics is a wise choice. 

Interested in Joining an Economics Honors Society?

Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world's largest academic honor societies and has more than 680 chapters located in Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 

The Alpha Chi Chapter of California at the University of San Francisco aims to recognize scholastic attainment and honor outstanding achievements in economics, establish closer ties between students and faculty in economics within and among colleges and universities, publicize its official journal, The American Economist, and sponsor panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.

Admission Requirements:

  • Completion of 12 credit hours of economic courses
  • Attainment of a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better in economics courses and an overall Grade Point Average of at least 3.0
  • In the case of colleges or universities with an Honors Program in Economics, attainment of B-grade work or better
  • Students should be making the study of Economics one of their major interests

For more information on the Alpha Chi Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, please contact Professor Michael Jonas, the Faculty Advisor, at