Undergraduate Program

The Department of Economics at the Syracuse University has a national reputation of excellence in microeconomic research and analysis of public policies.

Undergraduates may earn either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), or a combined B.S. and Master's (M.A.) degree.  Students benefit from the Department's commitment to teaching excellence, the availability of the faculty, the presence of our regular faculty in all courses, outstanding advising, and an active economics club. In addition, students are eligible for Omicron Delta Epsilon (an honors society) and awards for academic distinction.

Many economics majors also take advantage of Syracuse study abroad programs. Click here to see sample plans of study to combine study abroad with economics. Additional information is also available at the Syracuse University study abroad site.

Undergraduate research is encouraged and occurs most often through the Renee Crown Honors program or the department’s economics distinction program.

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Faculty in the department have received considerable public recognition for their work. In many instances faculty have held advisory positions as consultants to business, governments, and international organizations. Many of our faculty are also editors of leading academic journals and recipients of numerous honors. The focus of the faculty reflects a strong applied orientation in the department that enhances the experience for undergraduate students studying economics here at Syracuse University. Economics majors regularly secure employment in business and government positions in addition to going on to further study in graduate school

Major Degree Requirements

Economics, BA

Economics, BS

Economics, Combined BS/MA

Minor Requirements

Economics Minor