Building on these principles, the Economics major is designed to foster rigorous analytical abilities, critical writing and communication skills, and the capacity to interpret and use statistical data — all in the service of developing sound economic reasoning and problem-solving skills. These transferable strengths are of value in a broad array of academic and professional paths, from economics, business, or law, to public service or graduate studies.Majors may select a specialization in Finance or a specialization in Theory. Students who intend to go on to graduate studies in Economics or intend to take Theory Track courses at NYU New York are advised to complete the specialization in Theory.
Students specializing in Theory will substitute Intermediate Microeconomics with Advanced Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics with Advanced Macroeconomics, and Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences with Statistics and Probability for the Social Sciences. In addition they take Introduction to Econometrics and Mathematics for Social Sciences.