Department of Economics

Economics Department

Mission Statement: The Department of Economics at Union College educates students to explore, analyze, and evaluate economic issues of personal and social importance, using a broad range of economic knowledge and methodologies together with perspectives from other disciplines, as an integral part of their preparation for pursuing professional and personal lives of value and empathy.



Beginning with the class of 2022, Union's BA in Economics degree qualifies as a STEM degree, according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). As a result, international students graduating with a BA in Economics from Union are now eligible to apply to stay in the US for an additional 24 months under an F1 visa extension program, Optional Practical Training (OPT) - STEM.