Undergraduate in Economics

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The economics major in Fordham College offers students the opportunity to develop a clear and concise way of analyzing a wide range of issues. The discipline draws from history, philosophy, political science, and mathematics. It helps prepare students for a wide array of professional careers.

Program highlights:

  • Analytical core with area studies in international economics, development economics, monetary economics, financial economics, economics and law, and public sector economics
  • Prepares students for diverse careers in business, finance, education, and the public sector
  • Emphasis on strong teaching and small class sizes

Excellent location:

  • Enables a student's educational experience to transcend the classroom through speakers on campus, trips to the financial district, and internships
  • Rose Hill campus is an 18-minute ride on Metro North to mid-town Manhattan
  • The Lincoln Center campus thrives in the center of Manhattan, minutes away from Wall Street by subway

Sampling of recent internships: (See Internships)

  • A.G Edwards & Sons
  • Investments/brokerage
  • The ASTEC Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Citigroup, Interactive Marketing
  • HSBC Securities Inc.
  • Treasury Credit
  • Merrill Lynch, Office of General Counsel
  • U.S. Sixth Federal District Court with Chief Judge Sandra S. Beckwith

Honors Program in Economics

  • Economics majors with cumulative grade point average of 3.2 and an index in economics courses of 3.3 or greater are eligible
  • Write a research paper in economics and complete the course requirements for the program (year of statistics and mathematics for economists)
  • Highly qualified students should also consider the five-year BA/MA program that allows students to begin their course work towards an MA in economics in their senior year of college (BA/MA Program)