Economics Major & Minor

Economics Class

Where degrees in economics can take you.

Hartwick economics students get prepared for advanced study in the discipline or a range of career options through its deliberate focus on economic policy. You’ll build a solid foundation in economic principles and theory, and learn to think analytically. Each course in the department works to refine students’ analytical reasoning skills.

Typically, graduates pursue careers as:

  • Actuaries
  • Budget Analysts
  • Compensation & Benefits Managers
  • Financial analysts
  • Lawyers
  • Management Analysts
  • Market Research Analysts

Putting economics to work.

Recent economics graduates are bankers, policy analysts, consultants, financial analysts, teachers, and entrepreneurs. They study at some of the world’s finest graduate schools.

Hartwick alumni work for:

  • Moody’s economy.com
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • The Urban Institute
  • The United Nations
  • The Chicago Bears

Hartwick graduates have been accepted to:

  • The London School of Economics
  • Boston University
  • Boston College
  • New York University
  • Cornell University

Beyond the basic.

Students have completed internships at Coldwell Banker, the Otsego County Treasurer’s Office, Foton Motor Group, City of Binghamton Economic Development Office, and A.O. Fox Hospital. Omicron Delta Epsilon, Hartwick’s Economics Honor Society, inducts students who have achieved academic success in the major.

A closer look.


Hartwick encourages off-campus study in economics, whether at St. Andrews in Scotland or researching small-island sustainability in Barbados. Internships with firms like Merrill Lynch and government agencies like the Bureau of Labor Statistics provide practical, hands-on experience and often lead to employment after graduation.

Hartwick economics majors learn the technical skills of the discipline and how to apply these skills to a wide range of contemporary issues. You’ll develop analytical expertise and a deep appreciation for the diversity of areas in which economic inquiry is relevant.

Faculty

Laurence Malone

Professor of Economics and Department Chair
607-431-4943

Carlena Cochi Ficano

Professor of Economics and Business Administration and Accounting
607-431-4946

Kristin Jones

Associate Professor of Economics
607 431-4941

Karl Seeley

Associate Professor of Economics and Department Chair
607 431-4628

Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program

Ready to move faster? Get the full Hartwick economics experience in three-quarters the time at three-quarters the cost.

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