Students of Economics enjoy a rigorous curriculum rooted in micro- and macroeconomics with further study in international, labor, public, urban, health, and development economics and econometrics. Many faculty members of the department have received public recognition for their work, held economic policy positions in government; served as consultants to business, governments, and international organizations; are editors of leading academic journals; and are recipients of numerous recognitions and honors.

The diverse and challenging coursework, coupled with hands-on learning experiences, grooms graduates for successful careers across the areas of academia, government and international agencies, non-profit organizations and the private sector.

Sample Courses

Core coursework covers calculus, statistics, and public policy. Sample courses include:

  • Poverty and Discrimination in America
  • The Economics of Social Issues
  • Economics of Personal Finance
  • Behavioral Economics
  • The Economics of Happiness
  • The World Economy

Practical Experience

The Economics degree is supplemented by numerous real-world learning opportunities.

  • Join the Economics Association, sponsored by the Department and run by students with advice from faculty.
  • Become a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon (the Economics Honor society) and win awards for academic distinction.
  • Enrich your learning and networking experiences in the Renée Crowne University Honors program
  • Gain hands-on experience as an intern at leading firms

Study Abroad

Ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., Syracuse University Study Abroad is a significant part of the SU experience. With over 100 programs in 60 countries, nearly half of all students go abroad during their four years. Economics students have gone abroad in Beijing, Santiago, and Istanbul.

Life after Syracuse University

With an Economics degree you can begin careers such as:

  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Researcher
  • News Correspondent
  • News Analyst

Or, pursue graduate level education in the areas of public affairs, public administration, international relations, or economics.

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