At Dickinson, economics majors learn to think creatively and deeply about some of the most important economic concerns facing the world. There are two majors supported by the Department of Economics: economics and quantitative economics.

  • The 11-course economics major explores economics from a variety of traditional and nontraditional theoretical perspectives to address issues of economic efficiency, economic growth, social justice, power, individual freedom, discrimination, cultural values and environmental destruction.
  • The 13-course quantitative economics major allows students to graduate with a STEM degree by focusing attention on econometric and mathematical modeling of economic issues. International students graduating with STEM-eligible degrees have the option of staying in the U.S. for three years after graduating.

Contact Info


Anthony UnderwoodAssociate Professor of Economics

Department coordinator

Tammy EvelhochDepartment coordinator






Room 120, Althouse Hall Mailing Address

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Where Our Students Go From Here


  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ernst & Young
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Vanguard
  • Citibank
  • Epic Systems
  • HSBC Global Markets Sales & Trading
  • Seagate Technology
  • U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.
  • Wedbush Securities

Graduate Schools

  • American University
  • Boston University 
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Miami University (Ohio)
  • Michigan State University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Maryland
  • Yale University
Where Our Students Have Interned
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • An Phat Holdings
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Cumberland County Courthouse
  • Deloitte-Vietnam
  • Global Vision International (GVI)
  • Investure
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • SPG Capital
  • Verisk Analytics
  • Wells Fargo Advisors
  • York County Economic Alliance

Student Perspective

“I’ve wanted to be an economics major for the better part of a decade; I believe economics to be the science of human interaction, and I’ve always been interested by the human insights it brings. One of the most promising ways that we can address the problems of tomorrow is through the engine of economic empowerment.”

—Ellis Tucci ’20

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