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.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.). 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 members of the department have received public recognition for their work. As a group, they have held economic policy positions in government; served as consultants to business, governments, and international organizations; are editors of leading academic journals; and the recipients of numerous recognitions and honors. Students benefit as well from the insights and policy-oriented perspectives these experiences bring to the classroom.

Note: For select students seeking to distinguish themselves within the Economics major, the Department offers the "Program of Distinction in Economics".

Degree Requirements

Economics, BA

Quantitative Skills Requirement

MAT 284-Business Calculus


Economics, BS

Economics, Combined BS/MA

For a brief overview new BS/MA program offered by the Department of Economics, read here.

Minor Requirements

Economics Minor

Note:  
ECN 310 Microeconomics for Business may NOT be taken for credit towards the major or minor.