Economics Major

Students majoring in economics can design a program of studies that will prepare them for graduate studies in economics, international affairs, public affairs, business, or law, or for directly entering the labor force. 

Students who plan to work after graduation from Fordham College will find that many job recruiters are favorably impressed by students who have selected this challenging, liberal arts discipline. 

Majors find careers in academics; corporate business, including retailing; financial and consulting services; and the public sector.

Students majoring in economics must complete the following 11 courses in economics.

CourseTitleCredits
Major Courses
ECON 1100BASIC MACROECONOMICS 13
ECON 1200BASIC MICROECONOMICS3
ECON 2140STATISTICS I4
ECON 2142STATISTICAL DECISION MAKING4
ECON 3154MATH FOR ECONOMISTS I4
ECON 3116MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS 24
ECON 3118MICROECONOMIC THEORY 24
Electives
Select four additional courses from the department’s upper-level elective courses 3
1

 Either ECON 1150 CB HONORS MACROECONOMICS or ECON 1160 THE WEALTH OF WORDS: ECONOMICS AND LITERATURE may be taken instead of this course.

2

ECON 3116 MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS and ECON 3118 MICROECONOMIC THEORY must be taken at Fordham.

3

Any ECON course numbered 3000 or higher counts for this requirement. Here are the courses with the ECON subject code.

Economics majors in Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center must request permission to take a course in the major outside the College. Economics majors may count only one internship seminar course toward the 11-course requirement for the major in their senior year.

Availability

The major in economics is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH), Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), and Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Rose Hill, Lincoln Center, and Westchester (PCS).

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.