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.

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.

Quantitative Economics

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

Department Co-Chairs

Emily MarshallAssociate Professor of Economics and Data Analytics
David ComminsProfessor of History

Department coordinator

Shane GleasonDepartment coordinator

Phone

717-245-1381

Fax

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Location

Room 120, Althouse Hall Mailing Address

Department Features



Student Outcomes

Where Our Students Go From Here

Jobs

  • 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 chose Dickinson because I wanted a college where I could continue my athletic career, while being in an environment where I was also challenged academically. Dickinson was the perfect place for me to fill both of those needs. Also, the extensive study-abroad opportunities really set Dickinson apart from other liberal-arts colleges."

— Shane Mundorf ’25 


Department News

NYC Career Trek Draws Roadmaps to Success

NYC Career Trek Draws Roadmaps to Success

Students aiming for business and finance careers learned directly from the pros during a winter-break Career Trek to NYC. And they emerged with valuable contacts in the field.

Climbing the Snack Ladder

Climbing the Snack Ladder

Howard Friedman ’92 follows his gut to the top of corporate America.

Please Don

Please Don't Call It the 'Dismal Science'

Associate Professor of Economics and International Studies Shamma Alam discusses the power of economics and how students of the discipline can leave their mark on the world.

Howard Friedman ’92 Discusses How Dickinson Prepared Him to Become CEO of Utz

Howard Friedman ’92 Discusses How Dickinson Prepared Him to Become CEO of Utz

From the military, the Kraft Heinz Company, Post and now Utz, the former econ major leaves his mark in varying leadership roles.

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Want to up your fantasy-sports game? Our new "Expert Show" begins with a look at data in fantasy football.

Internship Leads to Job With the New York Mets for Ben Stoopack

Internship Leads to Job With the New York Mets for Ben Stoopack '23

An internship grant led the international business & management and economics double major from the minor league Worchester Red Sox to the big leagues.