2023-2024 College Catalog

Economics, Bachelor of Arts

Department Chair: Kristin Jones; Karl Seeley

Faculty: Carlena Ficano; Laurence Malone






Hartwick students who choose to major in Economics learn the technical skills of the discipline and how to apply these skills to a wide range of contemporary issues. A complement to the Hartwick liberal arts education, the economics major develops in students both analytical expertise and a deep appreciation for the diversity of areas in which economic inquiry is relevant.

Departmental offerings promote collegial working and personal relationships among faculty and students through collaborative research and peer-critical learning. Off-campus study, whether via an internship or study-abroad program, is promoted to help students understand economic issues through firsthand experience.

Students who earn the B.A. in Economics are well-prepared for careers in a variety of fields. Recent graduates have put their knowledge to work for employers such as Merrill Lynch, the Urban Institute, and federal and state government agencies such as the Federal Reserve and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Others have pursued an M.A. or Ph.D. in economics, or advanced study in law, public policy, education, and business administration.