Department of Economics

The Department of Economics places a particularly strong emphasis on a well-rounded liberal arts education, ethical judgment and the ability to assess past and present public policies. We encourage a friendly, supportive environment for all students, promote student-professor interaction and build a community of scholars.

Students who have earned a degree in economics have gone on to careers in banking, consulting, financial research, the government, the hedge fund industry, insurance firms such as Travelers and industrial firms such as General Electric and United Technologies. Besides preparing a student for graduate study in economics, the major provides excellent preparation for graduate study in business, law and public policy.