Do Your Own Research with Leaders in Economics

Studying at one of the nation’s top economics programs for research will give you the real-world skills to succeed. Our graduates land jobs at top employers like Goldman Sachs, Liberty Mutual, Prudential, Vanguard and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

Our economics department consistently ranks as one of the top liberal arts economics departments for research by the St. Louis Federal Reserve.

The research training you receive here will show prospective employers in any field that you know how to solve problems. Using cutting-edge approaches, you’ll conduct both extensive examinations of policy-related problems and quick analyses to get the gist of an issue.

You’ll complete at least one major research project and have the chance to present your research at conferences on campus and on the national stage.

Choices to Match to Your Interests

We offer two roads to an economics degree.

Choose our technically focused Bachelor of Science that integrates business administration courses and earn a degree from our AACSB-accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business. Less than 5% of the 15,000+ business programs worldwide have earned AACSB accreditation, making our program part of an elite group.

Or, you can pursue our Bachelor of Arts degree to become a well-rounded economic analyst who excels at writing, teamwork, presentations, critical thinking, interpersonal relationships and leadership.

Either path sets you up for success when you explore a career in finance, investment banking or government, or pursue a graduate or law degree.

A Susquehanna education provides students with flexibility in coursework so they can conduct research, intern and study abroad. When it comes to your major, you’ll begin taking classes in your chosen program of study in your first year.  

Here are some of the courses that economics majors take in their first few semesters at Susquehanna.  

  • Elements of Economics 
  • Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • Principles of Microeconomics 
  • International Trade and Finance 

Download the current course catalog on this page to see the full list of classes and course descriptions for Susquehanna’s majors.

Recent graduates are employed at:

Ford Motor Company
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Johnson & Johnson
JP Morgan Chase
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
U.S. Department of Defense, Marine Corps Base Quantico

Olu Onafowora, Ph.D.

Department: Economics
Professor of Economics

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4187

Katarina R. Keller, Ph.D.

Department: Economics
Associate Professor of Economics

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4542

Lyudmyla Ardan

Department: Economics
Assistant Professor Economics

Theresa Finley

Department: Economics
Assistant Professor Economics

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4177

SueEllen Heimbach

Department: Provost
Academic Assistant

Trade Like a Pro

Gain practical experience for your business career in a fun, interactive setting — our trading room features 11 Bloomberg terminals with specialized keyboards, double-screen displays and professional investment software. 

Using the same technology as the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies, you’ll learn to utilize leading indicators, research and news in real time. You’ll evaluate economic scenarios and place trades while you gain insight into how financial markets impact the global economy.  

By earning a coveted Bloomberg Certification through your coursework, you’ll have a huge advantage over your peers when you search for undergraduate internships and employment after college.

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Department of Economics

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Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Olu Onafowora, department head

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