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Economics

About This Program

You’re good (no, great) with numbers. You think logically and pay attention to detail. You’re interested in the way the economy affects society, and you thrive  under pressure. Economics may be the major for you.

Why Utica College

Utica College's economics program integrates theoretical and practical economics with broad liberal arts training, providing students with the value-added skills to succeed in a range of professional environments. Part of UC's Business and Economics department, the economics major offers hands-on learning across a variety of disciplines within the department, with excellent facilities - including a full-featured trading room - and opportunities for internships.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions

(315) 792-3006

General Information

Track

  • Major

Degree

  • B.A.

Location

  • Utica Campus
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Career Opportunities

There is a demand for those who are broadly trained in the liberal arts without sacrificing the firm foundation of depth in analytical thinking. This program also provides the basis for graduate work in economics and law, or for training for high executive positions.
    • Government
    • Business
    • Labor
    • Research
    • Education
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Real-World Experience

Students in the Economics program have access to a full-featured trading room with financial workstations and a 65 foot real-time stock ticker.
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Investing

The investment club, which is run by students with oversight from our finance faculty, manages a portfolio worth more than $150,000. This hands-on experience applies real-world approaches to wealth management and analysis.

What You'll Learn

Economics is the study of the production, development, distribution, and management of wealth and of the dynamics of economic interactions between individuals and groups. Economics majors at UC study advanced economic theory, completing their work with a semester-long senior project research paper, focusing on a contemporary social or economic issue.

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A Degree That Works

The major in economics can open a path to employment in government, business, labor, research, or education. There is a demand for those who are broadly trained in the liberal arts without sacrificing the firm foundation of depth in analytical thinking. This program also provides the basis for graduate work in economics and law, or for training for high executive positions.

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A brief discussion with Jalaluddin Jamshidy, an international student from Afghanistan majoring in economics and minoring in government, about how of all the colleges he looked at, it was Utica College that stood out among the pack.

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Opportunies

The economics program at Utica College features internship opportunities and a semester-long senior project focusing on a topic of your choice.

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Optimally Located

The Brvenik Center is part of Utica College's Clark City Center, one of the most recognizable high-rise structures in the City's financial district, within walking distance of major employers and potential internship sites, including Adirondack Bank, Utica National Insurance, and others.

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