At Dickinson, economics majors learn to think creatively and deeply about some of the most important economic concerns facing the world today. 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. This unique approach provides students with the critical and analytical skills needed for careers in business, government, law and public service.
  • 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. This program provides benefits for students interested in consulting, business and graduate programs. International students graduating with STEM-eligible degrees have the option of staying in the U.S. for three years after graduating.

Seven required courses in the two majors are common, and students have the option to choose which economics major they wish to pursue.

To get an idea of the ways people use economics for solving very human problems and the need to include a diverse set of voices in the discipline, please see the short video "A Career in Economics ... It's Much More Than You Think," produced by the American Economic Association (AEA), available at the AEA w​e​b​s​i​t​e​ and on Vimeo.

Upcoming Department Events

Lecture Title: National and Regional Economic Update 
Ryotaro Tashiro, Regional Economic Advisor 
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 
April 10, 2019 | Location: Althouse 207 | 4:30 – 6:00 pm 

Contact Info

Steve Erfle
Professor of Intl Business & Management

Department coordinator:
Tammy Evelhoch
Department coordinator


Room 120, Althouse Hall
Mailing Address