Economics Major

Sample Courses

  • Econometrics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intro to Data Analytics

Popular Electives

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Economics of Sports
  • Environmental Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Money and Financial Intermediation
  • Women and the Economy

Alumni Spotlight

Amanda Rice ’19, MPA

Majors: Economics, Political Science

Minor: Public Administration

Career: Rice is the finance and contract administration specialist with the Syracuse-based Manufacturer’s Association of Central New York (MACNY), where she oversees, coordinates, and manages MACNY’s state and federal grants. Additionally, she sources and administers various funding opportunities that align with MACNY’s mission.

Economics Major

Why study economics at Geneseo?

Geneseo’s economics program emphasizes quantitative skills with courses such as statistics, quantitative methods, data analytics, and econometrics. Combined with calculus and an introduction to statistical software, the major positions students to be highly competitive in the labor market and provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in economics and other related fields.

Many economics graduates go into finance, banking, consulting, or the public sector. The transferable skills students learn—problem-solving, critical thinking, data analysis—apply to a wide variety of career paths, making an economics degree extremely dynamic, versatile, and desirable.


Program Options

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Program Highlights

  • Award-winning faculty (SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching); all full-time faculty hold PhDs in economics
  • Award-winning Fed Challenge and FDIC Academic Challenge teams
  • Opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty to complete independent research and honors projects and present at academic conferences
  • Encouragement to get involved in directed studies, academic challenges, internships, study abroad experiences, and academic conferences
  • Long tradition of supporting one-on-one academic and professional advisement

Example Careers

  • Actuary
  • Data Analyst
  • Economic Researcher
  • Economist
  • Environmental Economist
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst

Recent Employers

  • Bank of America
  • Barclays Capital
  • Credit Suisse
  • FTI Consulting
  • HSBC
  • IMF
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Oppenheimer Holdings
  • US Department of State
  • US Federal Reserve Bank

Recent Grad Schools

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • George Washington University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • New York University
  • Stanford University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of St. Andrews
  • University of Virginia

Contact Info

Chris Annala, Program Coordinator
South Hall 117D

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