As she walked down the aisles, shaking hands with dozens of the almost 700 people who came to see her speak, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about an important realization she'd come to since joining the highest court in the country.
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.
Students coming from families with low incomes have a great chance of making it big if they attend St. Francis College, writes the New York Times in an assessment of a major new report conducted by The Equality of Opportunity Project.
St. Francis College welcomed Alexandra Pierre, a Re-Entry Counselor for the Spring 2017 Senior Citizen and Institute for Peace & Justice Le true Series on January 31, 2017 to talk about Mothers and Prison.
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St. Francis College hosted painter and Holocaust survivor Fred Terna on January 24, 2017 to talk about his life, his work, and his show held in January at the College's Callahan Center, Processing Chaos, Recurring Echoes.
As Donald Trump was sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States, St. Francis College students and faculty packed Lecture Hall 3213 for a Teach-In.
● 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.