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Gary Maggs, Chair
Lauren Calimeris, Monica Cherry, Sean Pearson, John Roche, Clair Smith
Economics as a liberal arts discipline emphasizes the study of analytical and critical skills. Such skills are in heavy demand in today’s fast-changing work world, and newly graduated economics majors will find that their flexibility, global perspectives, and analytical abilities are great assets for whatever career choices are made. As evidence of the way in which an economics background builds analytical ability, studies have shown that economics majors score among the highest on the Law School Admission Test. Furthermore, economics majors are also highly valued in education, business, government, finance, and human services. Therefore, career possibilities for economics majors are almost limitless and are projected to further improve as a significant number of baby boomers begin to retire and vacate senior positions in all sectors of the economy.
Economics majors may avail themselves of The Washington Experience, a semester in Washington, DC. Please refer to The Washington Experience for details.
Students majoring in economics are eligible for a Fast Track to a Master of Science in International Studies at St. John Fisher College. Fast Track approval requires acceptance into the graduate program and a meeting with the assigned graduate advisor. The advisor and student will discuss program options. If deemed appropriate by the advisor and approved by the department chair, the student may register for up to two graduate courses during the senior year. These courses will carry graduate-level credit and will be taken in addition to those required for the baccalaureate degree.