Students majoring in economics take a program of studies that will prepare them work in a variety of private industries and public institutions as well as for graduate studies in economics, international affairs, public affairs, business, or law.
Students who plan to work after graduation from Fordham University will find that many job recruiters are favorably impressed by students who have selected this challenging, liberal arts discipline.
Majors find careers in investment analysis, data science, environmental policy, financial institutions, management consulting, and the public sector, among many other career possibilities.
Students majoring in economics must complete the following 11 courses in economics.
|ECON 1100||Principles of Macroeconomics 1||3|
|ECON 1200||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 2140||Statistics I||4|
|ECON 2142||Statistics II||4|
|ECON 3154||Math for Economists||4|
|ECON 3116||Intermediate Macroeconomics 2||4|
|ECON 3118||Intermediate Microeconomics 2||4|
|Four additional courses from the department’s upper-level elective courses 3|
ECON 1150 CB Honors Macroeconomics may be taken instead of this course.
Any course with the ECON subject code numbered 3000 or higher may fulfill this requirement.
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.
The major in economics is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH), Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), and Fordham's 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 and any additional electives that may be required to earn a minimum of 124 credits.