Economics Major

Develop your critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills as you receive technical training in the economics discipline. You’ll be encouraged to apply analytical techniques to real world problems, and you have the freedom to tailor your studies based on your interests when you round out your schedule with electives.

Career Potential

  • Banker
  • Economist
  • Consultant
  • Financial Analyst

What Will I Learn?

You’ll be able to explore

  • International trade and finance
  • Economic development
  • Money and banking
  • Environmental economics

Plus interesting and timely topics related to

  • Government spending
  • Globalization
  • The importance of politics and our economy

Concentration Options

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Special Features

  • Internships/Cooperative Education
  • Economics Club
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • 4+1 M.B.A. program with Clarkson University

Get Involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with these opportunities:

  • Internships and other real-world experiences
  • Do research with faculty, such as examining the economic impact of the New York Jets summer training camp on Cortland County.

Student Clubs

Honor Societies

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Moffett Center, Room 218
Phone: 607-753-4109
Fax: 607-753-5983

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Credit Hours: 120


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Academic Achievement and Service Award
  • Academic Excellence in Economics
  • Chair’s Award for Academic Excellence
  • Faculty Award for Academic Achievement
  • Fred Hanga Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Business Economics
  • Gerald M. Surette Scholarship in Political Economy

See all scholarship opportunities

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