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The economics program at New Paltz prepares students for careers in private and public sectors, as well as graduate studies in economics, business, law, and international relations. Our curriculum has a pluralistic approach to teaching economic theory with a strong applied component.

Our faculty collaborate with students on research projects, presentations, and publications, as well as publish cutting edge books and articles. The Economics Club and the New Paltz Beta Upsilon chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon support students’ study and personal growth. The groups organize trips to New York City’s financial district and professional conferences, and host lectures and workshops featuring prominent economists.

New Paltz economics alumni enjoy rewarding careers and have been accepted to graduate programs at prestigious institutions. We look forward to guiding you on your educational journey and showing you all that an economics major has to offer.

An Alum's Perspective: Emily Vanderpool '16

Paralegal, Major Economic Crimes bureau of the New York County District Attorney

I have such great relationships with my professors. They’re so supportive of me, and they’ve driven me in such a great direction because of our personal relationships. I’ve never met people who are so committed to their students.

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