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Economics Department

Why Study Economics at Fisher?

Studying economics at St. John Fisher College combines the best of liberal arts training with opportunities to gain skills and experience to prepare you for success. Courses include individual and group projects, class discussions, and presentations to encourage the development of skills in critical thinking and effective writing.

Personalized Attention

As an economics major, you have the opportunity to interact with your professors and apply classroom experiences by working on projects with them.

A recent faculty-student collaboration involved the investigation of the cost structures and pricing practices of local health care providers while another project led to an economics major co-presenting a paper at a professional conference.

Success After Graduation

The Economics program of study prepares you for a variety of careers after graduation including:

  • Financial management
  • Actuarial science
  • Regulation
  • Law
  • Banking
  • Education

You may also decide to pursue graduate programs in economics, public policy, law, or business.

Program Requirements

The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current economics program requirements, including course descriptions.

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Latest Economics News


Fisher Economist to be published in Atlantic Economic Journal

Fisher Economist to be published in <i>Atlantic Economic Journal</i>


Dr. Gary E. Maggs, professor of economics at St. John Fisher College, and Dr. Ben L. Kyer, professor of economics at Francis Marion University in South Carolina, have had their paper, “American Experience with Double Dip Recession in the Early 1980s,” accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Atlantic Economic Journal. Read More


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