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 they need 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.
Economics at Utica
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.
- Dean of Business & Justice / Associate Professor of Risk Management & Insurance
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.
Student Voices: Jalaluddin Jamshidy
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.
The economics program at Utica College features internship opportunities and a semester-long senior project focusing on a topic of your choice.
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.