• A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • Hartwick students giving a presentation in front of the class.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope for research.
  • A Hartwick professor helping a student during class.


What is this major?
Economics majors learn to apply the principles and theoretical foundations of the discipline to a wide range of contemporary issues through our emphasis on economic policy.

What can I do with this major?

Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level Further Education/Experience Required
  • financial analyst
  • management trainee
  • economic analyst
  • trade specialist
  • credit analyst
  • trust officer
  • marketing manager
  • economist
  • managing consultant
  • investment banker
  • controller
  • market researcher
What skills will I improve/gain?
Reading comprehension, active listening, oral and written communication, mathematics and science, critical thinking, active learning, implementing different learning strategies, giving advice on business, computer literacy, research skills, investigative skills, ability to prepare and write reports

Who employs graduates from this major?
Recent graduates with a B.A. in Economics have put their knowledge to work in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, federal and state government agencies, consulting, the Federal Reserve, securities and commodity trading, international banking, and lobbying. Others have pursued a Ph.D. in economics or advanced study in law, public policy, education, and business administration.

What is special about this major at Hartwick?

  • Hands-on, computer-driven simulations
  • Policy emphasis--applying theory to real world examples
  • Tremendous alumni network for jobs, internships, advice, etc. Check out the Alumni Network online!

Visit the Economics Department Web page.

Department Chair
Carli Cochi Ficano, 607-431-4946, ficanoc@hartwick.edu

Undeclared Contact
Laurence Malone, 607-431-4943, malonel@hartwick.edu

Major Connections Contacts
Please contact the Department Chair by e-mail to ask for the names of a few upper-level students you can contact.

Why contact upper-level students? These students can be a good resource to learn what a major is like, what careers are typical, what the professors are like, or even to learn what helped them to decide on this major.