Global gatekeepers, individual decision makers and the wealth of nations

The study of economics is for big-picture people as it takes myriad factors into consideration: natural resources, scarcity and abundance, laws, politics, human behavior, manufacturing, commerce, welfare and wealth. In short, as an economist, you take the pulse of the world to assess how well things are going through leading global economic indicators. If you are that kind of person who thirsts for knowledge, keeps abreast of international markets and revels in understanding complex systems, consider majoring at Susquehanna, a recognized leader in economic research.

You have two degree paths. You can earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the Sigmund Weis School of Business, which holds top-notch accreditation from AACSB International that makes your degree stand out. Or, if you want to become an accomplished economic analyst, the broader-based Bachelor of Arts degree offers you wider courses on critical thinking, communication, interpersonal relationships, leadership and collaboration.

For either degree, you will work intensely with a faculty mentor on at least one research project that you can present your research on campus, nationally or internationally. As a proud River Hawk, you’ll have the satisfaction of being a part of a department that consistently ranks as one of the top liberal arts economics departments for research by the Federal Reserve, which will give you wings to soar above your peers from other colleges and universities.

percentile in national rankings for research
of economics students can earn Bloomberg Certification in their first year

Economics offers growth opportunities for growth

Susquehanna’s economics majors can put their studies into action with study-abroad and philanthropic excursions, internships at major financial institutions, and more. Explore your options to go beyond the economics classroom.

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Potential Careers

  • Financial analyst
  • Actuary
  • Economic consultant
  • Lawyer
  • Market research analyst

Recent Employers

  • P. Morgan Chase
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • S. Department of Defense
  • Ford Motor Co.
  • PwC

Average Salary


2021 median pay for professional economists

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Studying for a Degree in Economics

Explore the courses you’ll take on your journey to earning a degree in economics at Susquehanna.

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See the full list of related programs on the Sigmund Weis School of Business page. 

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