The Major in Economics
Economics is one of the most popular majors at Cornell, with over 230 students graduating in 2010. The Economics major offers a unique combination of theoretical and analytical rigor with concern for "real world" problems, and our graduates have enjoyed an excellent record in job placement. Graduates of our undergraduate program go on to careers in banking, accounting, and management -- and also in journalism, government service, marketing, and a wide variety of other fields. Each year, several recent graduates enroll in law schools and in Ph.D. programs. Explore the links below to find more information on the major, as well as other opportunities connected to our department.
- Prerequisites, Major Requirements, Concentration Suggestions, and Advising
- The major itself consists of eight courses. Admission to the major requires completion of three prerequisites. While there is no formal concentration in Economics, we have suggestions for people planning on further education in economics-related fields.
- Opportunities for Research
- The Economics Department offers two courses that provide undergraduates with opportunities to conduct research under the supervision of faculty members: Econ 4990 (Honors) and Econ 4980 (Independent Research).
- Double Majors, Dual Degrees, Interdisciplinary Study, Study Abroad, Cornell in Washington, and Internships
- Cornell offers a number of opportunities for enriching the Econ major, by venturing outside the major, the Arts College, the ILR school or the University itself.
- Economics is the most popular major in the Arts College and the ILR school partly because Econ majors find good jobs. Visit this page to see how Economics ranks against other Cornell majors, as well as where past Econ graduates have gone to work.
Links to Other Relevant Information
- Cornell Arts College home page
- Cornell Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) home page
- Cornell Arts College: Career Services
- Cornell Arts College: Undergrauate Research Program
- Cornell Abroad
- Cornell in Washington
- Cornell Dual Degree Program
- Cornell Graduate Program in Economicss
Web Resources for Economists
Department of Economics
404 Uris Hall
Ithaca, N.Y. 14853
Phone: (607) 255-4254
Fax: (607) 255-2818