Degrees Granted
BA, Minor
Degree Level
Garden City

Gain in-depth knowledge of economic theory and policy to prepare for graduate study or a career in virtually any field.

Why Earn Your BA in Economics?

With a degree in economics, you can work as a lawyer, economist, actuary, financial risk or data analyst, financial planner, economic researcher, financial consultant, or investment analyst. Many students continue their education with a law degree or master’s degree in economics.

Why Major in Economics at Adelphi?

  • You’ll be career-ready by the time you graduate, thanks to our unique Willumstad Winning Edge program. You’ll create your résumé, practice your interviewing skills, and get tech credentials like Microsoft Excel certification; you’ll get valuable experience through internships and job shadowing; and you’ll make career connections through our many networking opportunities. You’ll also have your own Edge adviser—in addition to your academic adviser—who will help you create a personalized program geared to your career goals.
  • You’ll create a unique program of study tailored to your interests in theory/analysis or policy.
  • You’ll learn in small classes taught by faculty dedicated to your academic and career success.
  • You’ll gain valuable internship and career opportunities through our program’s strong industry connections and network of successful alumni around the globe.

Apply what you have learned in your courses in real business settings.

of Adelphi economics students have access to job shadowing, mentoring and internship opportunities.
100%* * Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019
of our 2019 economics graduates were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019


This concentration emphasizes the quantitative tools of economic analysis, mathematical modeling, game theory, and econometrics. Its objective is to prepare graduates for quantitative work in the public or private sector, or for graduate study in economics.

This concentration emphasizes policy tools, with particular emphasis on fiscal, monetary, and exchange rate policies. The objective is to prepare graduates for public sector work as economic analysts, or for graduate study in economic policy.

Minors and Accelerated Options

Economics Minor

In today’s global economy, an economics minor can give you a major advantage. Explore accounting, finance, marketing, human resource management and other business topics in small, intermediate-level courses—taught by world-class faculty—that will give you marketable skills in critical and analytical thinking.

Plus One-Year MBA Option

Economics majors at Adelphi have the opportunity to accelerate their path to a rewarding professional career by completing an MBA with one additional year.

I have encountered the most passionate and dedicated professors in the economics department at Adelphi. Studying economics has not only prepared me for a future of being a great economist, but it has also impacted the way I think about human life.

Sharai Hornedo ’20 Economics Major

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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