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Have you considered double majoring in Economics?  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 Economics Double Major 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 and a Computing Elective may be taken within each of the three tracks, and Environmental Electives may be taken in the Environmental Economics track.  

The double major in Economics is structured such that the required Economics courses may fulfill two of the General Education Perspectives, a General Education Immersion in Economics, General Education Electives, Free Electives, and in some cases, Professional Electives, within a student’s primary program curriculum. The Economics Department does not add co-op requirements to those of the student’s primary program. The Economics curriculum requires a Capstone Experience that can be fulfilled if a Capstone Experience is already required in the student’s primary program.

Should you wish to receive a personalized Economics double major curriculum plan, please contact:

Professor Jeffrey Wagner
Economics Undergraduate Program Director
Office: Building 88, Room 1026
(585) 475-5289 or

Double major curriculum checklists are pre-arranged with a number of programs.  A few examples are as follows: Computational Mathematics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, and Industrial Engineering. In some cases, a student could double major in Economics with zero or just one additional credit hour beyond the primary major’s requirements.

Students from the following programs have completed, or are in the process of completing, a double major in Economics:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics & Actuarial Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • Hospitality and Service Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • International and Global Studies
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microelectronic Engineering
  • New Media Marketing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Security and Information Assurance
  • Software Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering Technology