The RIT Economics curriculum emphasizes the quantitative analytical approach to dealing with economic problems in both the public and private sectors. The curriculum prepares graduates for entry-level managerial & analytical positions in both industry and government, and to pursue graduate studies in economics, business, or law. Our curriculum reflects our Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes.
Our Curriculum Checklist sets forth the required core courses and the three possible tracks one may choose. The Managerial Economics track is primarily aimed at students interested in managerial and analytical positions in both the public and private sectors. The Economic Theory and Policy track is primarily aimed at students interested in pursuing graduate studies in Economics, Business, and other related fields. It is also suitable for those interested in more technical positions in the public and private sectors. The Environmental Economics track is aimed at students who are primarily interested in environmental issues.
Mathematical Electives may be taken within each of the three tracks, and Environmental Electives may be taken in the Environmental Economics track. Please see the Economics Undergraduate Program Director, to discuss possible Computing Electives.
There are also opportunities to double major in Economics. Double major curriculum checklists are pre-arranged with some programs such as Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Industrial Engineering, and Environmental Science. In some cases, a student could double major in Economics with just one additional credit hour beyond the primary major’s requirements.
Finally, the BS in Economics curriculum includes an Economics Capstone Experience. Please see the Economics Department Chair toward the end of your third year in the Economics program to arrange for an Economics Capstone Experience in one’s fourth year.