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Department of Economics

Double Major in Economics

Have you considered a double major in Economics? For a first look at the possibility of double majoring in Economics, please review the Economics Double Major Curriculum Checklist. The double major in Economics is structured such that the required Economics courses fulfill two of the General Education Perspective (ECON-101 Principles of Microeconomics and ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics count for either Global or Social Perspective); a General Education Immersion in Economics; General Education Electives; Free Electives; and in some cases, Professional Electives, within a studentís primary program curriculum. The Economics Department does not add co-op requirements to those of the studentís primary program.

Should you wish to receive a personalized Economics double major curriculum plan, please contact:

Professor Jeannette MItchell
Economics Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Economics
George Eastman Hall (Building 1), Room 1347
(585)475-6077 or

In many cases (e.g., Public Policy, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and Information Technology), students can add Economics as a secondary major with fewer than 10 additional credit hours. In some cases (e.g., Accounting, Finance, Management and Applied Statistics), the double major can be achieved with zero additional credit hours. Indeed, students from the following programs have completed, or are in the process of completing, a double major in Economics:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Statistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • Hospitality and Service Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Marketing
  • Microelectronic Engineering
  • New Media Marketing
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Security and Information Assurance
  • Telecommunications Engineering Technology