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The Economics department has a distinguished faculty, headed by Dr. Michael Vernarelli, Chair. We offer a B.S. in Economics which focuses on the development of critical thinking and decision making skills. We invite you to view our Economics video which explains some of the special features of our program.

Dr. Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, the Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics, leads departmental research efforts and presents an annual lecture series bringing distinguished speakers to RIT.

We encourage our undergraduate students to undertake both independent and collaborative research projects, and some projects are published in peer-reviewed economics research journals. Click here for a complete list of publications co-authored by RIT Economics undergraduate students and faculty.

Our most recent Alumni Survey indicates the wide range of careers our students engage. Students electing to attend graduate/professional school gain admission to a great variety of programs, including those in economics, law, public policy, information technology, and education. Click here for a sample list of specific programs. A student receiving the BS in Economics at RIT could also continue for a fifth year and obtain an MBA or Masterís in Public Policy.

Any questions can be directed to the department chair, Dr. Michael Vernarelli.