It was the perfect day for an outdoor graduation at Brooklyn Bridge Park, as almost 400 St. Francis College students and thousands of friends and family celebrated the College's Spring 2017 Commencement, Wednesday, May 24.
The Flexibility of Mixing Liberal Arts with Finance
Looking for a solid foundation for just about any career in the business world? Then Economics is the major for you.
Economics teaches you more than just how a market is created and functions, it teaches you why.
At St. Francis College Economics students compete against top colleges in the region at the annual College Fed Challenge organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. St. Francis recently made the semi-final in this competition.
Our students learn how to incorporate features of the real world into the basic models of how an economy works. The department is particularly strong in its coverage of international economic relations and has helped students gain internships at prestigious United Nations NGOs as well as organizations like the Clinton Foundation.
An Economics degree is flexible and allows students to pursue a variety of career options. Most Economics majors enter the business world, but many are also successful in:
- International relations
- Academic roles
Economics majors at St. Francis College enjoy the flexibility of a broad liberal arts education, as well as opportunities for more specialized training. Our students can choose from three concentrations within the Economics major:
- International Economics
- Public Policy
Many of our graduates also go on to pursue graduate studies in economics as well as business, law, and public administration.
The Economics major opens the door to a wide range of careers in business, finance, and public policy. Economics majors enjoy the benefits of a broad liberal arts education, allowing students the flexibility needed to advance in today’s rapidly changing job market. In addition, students have the opportunity for more specialized training in finance, international economics, or public policy. Economics is also an appropriate major for students interested in pursuing graduate studies, not only in economics but also in business, law, and public administration.
Previously incarcerated students from St. Francis College's Post-Prison Program followed a May 1, 2017 screening of Rikers: An American Jail with a frank discussion on their experiences behind bars, at Rikers and other institutions, and their time now on the cusp of earning an undergraduate degree.
The rain washed out a night of New York Mets baseball April 25, but there was no stopping Dr. John Sexton from delivering his talk, Baseball as a Road to God, at a special St. Francis College presentation at Citi Field, hosted by Mets Owner Fred Wilpon.
Two producers of My Italian Secret: Forgotten Heroes, Vincent Marmorale and Vincent Degiaimo '72, a graduate of St. Francis College, came to St. Francis April 24, 2017 to screen the film then talk about the movie and the heroism of the Italians who saved thousands of lives during the Holocaust.
St. Francis College hosted Professor of History Joseph Dorinson (LIU) for a talk on the legacy of Jackie Robinson on April 5, 2017, nearly 70 years after Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
St. Francis College Scholar in Residence Frd Siegel hosed a spirited discussion on The Future of Liberalism with former state assemblyman Richard Brodsky, and political consultant Rich Helgason March 29, 2017.
● Provide students with a solid understanding of the principles of economics and the ability to apply these principles to real-world situations.
● Enable students to understand their own roles in the domestic and international economy and the social responsibilities that these roles entail.
● Familiarize students with the magnitude of current economic variables and develop their ability to interpret economic statistics.
● Make students aware of the role that different economic theories and different economic interests play in disagreements over economic policy.