Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance

All levels of government, as well as international organizations, nonprofit organizations, industrial corporations, and financial institutions, such as banks and brokerage houses, hire economists to do economic analyses and planning. Economists perform economic analyses of various markets, execute pricing studies, determine the effects that government policies have on their businesses, and analyze the implications of international economic events. 

As a Major (BA)

A BA degree with a major in economics deals with concepts, techniques, and cases in economics that acquaint the student with the general economic problems of modern society. This degree provides students with an excellent general background for a wide range of challenging business careers. Consult the Bulletin for more information on required courses and electives. 

To officially declare the major, please contact the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Associate Dean (; VC 8-265; 646 312-3890). Students wishing to discuss course selection should contact a faculty advisor in the Department of Economics and Finance.

As a Minor

This Liberal Arts minor in Economics may be used to satisfy the College Option minor requirement. To complete the minor, students must take: (link to updated Weissman ECO minor page)

  • ECO 3100 or ECO 3200
  • 3 additional credits in 3000-level or 4000-level courses in economics
  • A 3 credit communication-intensive 4000-level capstone course in economics.

It is the responsibility of the student to insure that all prerequisites are met. Further, note that not every 4000 level and above Economics course qualifies as a capstone.

For further information about the capstone and other available courses, and to discuss which programs might be most appropriate to your interests, please consult the Student Bulletin or contact a faculty advisor in the Department of Economics and Finance. 

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