2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Economics Department

Kathleen Burke, chair
Old Main, Room 136
Fax: 607-753-5983

School of Arts and Sciences

Economics Class


Howard Botwinick, Kathleen Burke, Jessica Carrick-Hagenbarth, Flavia Dantas, Joseph Eppolito, Katherine Graham, Alan D. Haight, Samuel Jung, Lisi Krall, Caitlin McKillop, Avanti Mukherjee, Biru Paul, Timothy Phillips, Susanne Polley, Brian Ward, Benjamin Wilson, German A. Zarate

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration  section.

Degrees and Minors

Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and Economics (7-12)
Bachelor of Science in Business Economics
Bachelor of Science in Economics
Minor in Economics
Minor in Management
Minor in Political Economy and Public Policy


Environmental Management
Financial Management
Human Resource Management
International Business
International Political Economy and Public Policy


The Economics Department offers both an economics major and a business economics major. Students may select courses from a wide variety of areas, including international trade and finance, economic development, fiscal economics, money and banking, labor economics, the political economy of race and class, the political economy of women, environmental economics and sports economics.

The department offers two different concentrations that lead to the B.A. in economics: one leads to a traditional economics degree, the other emphasizes international political economy and public policy. Moreover, courses in the economics major may be combined with a professional sequence leading to qualification for initial certification as a teacher of secondary social studies.

The major in business economics allows students with career goals in various management-related fields to acquire the skills necessary for such careers. The major leads to the award of the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science.

Special Features

  • Internships/Cooperative Education
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics Honor Society
  • Economics Club
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • 4+1 M.B.A. program with Clarkson University, Rochester Institute of Technology or Ithaca College


  1. Degree requirements  listed in this catalog apply to the majors offered by this department. 
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: B.A. – 90 credit hours; B.S. – 60 credit hours


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