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Members of our faculty are known nationally and internationally for their applied microeconomic research on issues of public policy relevance.
We have a high-quality undergraduate program within which we have two alternative tracks,
BS. In both tracks we provide a strong foundation in micro- and macroeconomics through our introductory and intermediate
courses, which is followed by more specialized courses or electives. Undergraduates can choose from a wide range of electives in International Economics, Labor Economics, Public Economics, Urban Economics, Health Economics, Development Economics and
Econometrics. There is an
Economics Association, sponsored by the Department and run by students with advice from faculty. Students are also eligible for Omicron
Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor society) and awards for academic distinction.
Graduate Program (PhD and Masters) reflects the Department's strengths in
International Economics (International Trade and Economic Development),
Urban Economics, and
Econometrics. A distinguishing feature of our Ph.D. program is that we have a tradition of providing guidance and support that
helps students learn how to shape their work in ways that facilitate publication in peer-reviewed journals. As a result, many of our students publish papers from their dissertations in select journals.
Some of the recent joint work in the department by faculty and graduate students includes: Flores-Lagunes, Alfonso, Hugo B. Jales, Judith Liu, and Norbert L. Wilson. 2018. "The Differential Incidence and Severity of Food Insecurity by Racial, Ethnic, and Immigrant Groups over the Great Recession in the United States."AEA Papers and Proceedings, 108 : 379-83. Merima Ali, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Boqian Jiang, and Abdulaziz Shifa, “Colonial Legacy, State-building and the Salience of Ethnicityin Sub-Saharan Africa,” Economic Journal, February 2018.
Please read below for information about how to access and submit forms, contact professors for office hours, FAQ,
and more. Additional information will be posted here on an ongoing basis.
For all calls, please dial 315-443-3843. You will be directed to the department voicemail. Leave your name, your SU ID (if applicable), your contact information, and a detailed reason for calling. Someone should return your phone call within 24 hours. If you have left a voice message and heard nothing back in over 24 hours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the same information. Thank you!
Beginning Thursday, April 2, live online department office hours will be available through Blackboard to assist students with major declaration forms, plans of study, and related information. Each session will be attended by at least one faculty mentor and department staff.
For the period from Thursday, April 2 through Friday, April 10, live department office hours are available from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon and again from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, EST. This schedule will be updated on a weekly basis.
Students can meet with any major mentor during these sessions to declare their major.
Click below to enter the morning department office hours: 11:00 to 12:00 noon
Morning office hours: 11 - 12 noon
Click below to enter the afternoon department office hours: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Afternoon office hours: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Forms that can typically be found in the Economics Office in Eggers Hall can now be found here, on our Department website. This includes Major Declaration and Plan of Study, Minor Declaration, and Course Petition forms.
In declaring an Economics Major, students can make the decision to either pursue our B.A. in Economics, or our B.S. in Economics. We have information available (found here) as to which degree program might best fit a students' academic needs. If a student is having difficult deciding between the B.A. or B.S. track after reading the department information provided, the student can reach out to their Major Mentor for further assistance. Major Mentors are assigned by last name, and the full list of Mentors can be found here.
After deciding between the B.A. and the B.S., complete the Major Declaration Form (found here). In order to declare a major in Economics, students must submit both the Major Declaration Form, and their Plan of Study. Please read below for information on preparing a Plan of Study, links to required Plan of Study forms, and necessary steps for declaring the Economics Major.
The Plan of Study Forms are more specific than the Major Declaration form, so please follow the instructions below carefully.
The Plan of Study Form is assigned by two factors. First, whether you are declaring a B.A. or a B.S. Once you choose, pick the plan of study form assigned based on your Year of Matriculation (the year a student entered Syracuse University).
Declaring a B.A., Matriculation Year prior to 2018
Declaring a B.A., Matriculation Year after 2018
Declaring a B.S., Matriculation Year prior to 2018
Declaring a B.S., Matriculation Year after 2018
Submitting an Economics Declaration
After a student has filled out a Declaration Form, and the appropriate Plan of Study, they will need to contact their Major Mentor to schedule a virtual meeting. In this meeting, a Major Mentor will go over the course requirements of the degree they have chosen to pursue, and provide assistance for any course, departmental, and degree requirement concerns a student may have. During this meeting, the Major Mentor will provide a signature of approval to the student's Plan of Study Form. The student will then sign their name on both the Plan of Study and Declaration Form. After the Major Mentor and Student have signed the forms, both the Plan of Study and Declaration should be sent electronically to email@example.com. The Economics Department will then provide the required Department Chair Signature, and submit the Declaration form electronically to the student's Home College for final review.
For any questions or concerns regarding Major Declaration and Plan of Study forms or procedures, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Minor Declaration Form (found here) differs from the Economics Department Major Declaration process. Firstly, there is no Plan of Study form required for a Minor Declaration Form.
However, in order to Declare a Minor, a student must meet with either a Home College Advisor, or their assigned Minor Mentor to discuss their academic plan for pursuing an Economics Minor. Minor Mentors are assigned by a student's last name. A list of Minor Mentors can be found at the top of any Minor Requirement Form (linked below).
Once a student has met with AND obtained the signature of their Minor Mentor, they must submit the Minor Declaration electronically to email@example.com for the Department Chair signature. After a Minor Declaration form has been submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, the Economics Department will then electronically forward a student's Minor Declaration form to their Home College for final review.
The Minor Requirements differ based on a student's year of matriculation to Syracuse University.
Minor Requirements, Year of Matriculation prior to 2018
Minor Requirements, Year of Matriculation after 2018
To withdraw from an Economics course, please fill out the Withdrawal Form and indicate all relevant class information. After finishing the paperwork, please submit an electronic copy to the professor of the course you wish to drop for an approval signature. After this, email your signed Withdrawal Form to the Economics Department at email@example.com. The Department will then send the withdrawal form to the Office of the Registrar for final review.
Petition forms differ depending on a student's Home College. For any student whose home college is Arts and Sciences, they can find our Petition to Faculty form here. This form is used for students interested in taking a course at another institution and receiving credit at Syracuse University. All courses must be pre-approved before a student enrolls in order to receive Syracuse credit. When submitting this petition form, please attach a syllabus for the specific semester a student intends on taking said course. For example, if the petitioned course occurs during the Summer 2020 semester, then the attached syllabus MUST be from the Summer 2020 semester as well. The syllabus must include the name of the faculty member teaching the petitioned course. All petitions without the current syllabi and faculty member teaching the petitioned course will be returned to students for further detail.
When a student has completed the Arts and Sciences petition linked above, they should submit an electronic copy of the form along with the current syllabus and lecturer name to firstname.lastname@example.org. After confirming that all the required documents are present, the forms will be sent to the Economics Department Director of Undergraduate Studies for review. When a decision has been made regarding the petition, the student will be notified via email. If a petition is denied, the student will be provided some information as to why. If the petition is approved, the students will be sent instructions for the next steps in the petition submission process.
For further information regarding the Arts and Sciences petition process, visit their advising website.
For general petitions to the Economics Department faculty, please use this form. This general petition can be used to request permission regarding departmental courses offered within Syracuse University. For example, this could mean requesting to substitute a Syracuse University Math course for an Economics course in the pursuit of the Economics Major. These petitions do not require a syllabus to be attached. However, a student must submit the General Petition form to email@example.com for review as well. As with the Arts and Sciences Petition, a student will be notified about any decision made regarding their submitted petition.
For our general standing policies regarding student petitions, please visit our student handbook.
For questions regarding petition form requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about the College of Arts and Sciences advising resources, please visit this link. You will find a list of advisors at the far right of this page. For access to additional academic forms through the College of Arts and Sciences, please visit this link. The Syracuse University Registrar homepage has additional resources for the online transition, and can be found here. Additionally, the complete contact information for the Office of the Registrar can be found here.
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