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Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies

Studying Economics: The UC Advantage

Lounge in F. Eugene Romano HallUtica College's economics program integrates theoretical and practical economics with broad liberal arts training, providing you with the value-added skills you need to succeed in a range of professional environments.

Part of UC's Business and Economics department, the economics major offers integrated, hands-on learning across a variety of disciplines within the department, with excellent facilities - including a full-featured trading room - and opportunities for internships.


In addition to foundational courses, economics majors study advanced economic theory, completing their work with a semester-long senior project research paper.

Under the guidance of a faculty member, all seniors study an economic or social problem of their choosing. Past topics have included:
  • minimum wage legislation
  • sexual harassment
  • private contracts for police and fire protection
  • gender equity in college sports
  • trade problems with Japan
  • the effect of advertising on cigarette consumption.
In addition to formal classroom work, economics students actively manage a stock portfolio worth over $40,000. 

For specific program details, see academic requirements >

Program Student Learning Goals

Career Outcomes

The economics major prepares you for rewarding careers in:

  • Law
  • Corporate and non-profit management
  • Public administration
  • Marketing
  • Research and analysis
Graduates of UC's economics program have taken leadership positions at:

  • Potomac Management Resources
  • Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
  • M&M Realty Partners, LLC