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Department of Economics

Resources for Students

Teaching Assistantships

Every Economics student at RIT is eligible to apply for a teaching assistantship. Teaching assistants work with a professor in the department and tutor students in Principles of Economics I & II classes. Teaching assistants work an average of 4 hours per week and receive a stipend of $300/quarter.

Research Assistantships

Economics students may also apply for a research assistantship. Research assistants work with an Economics professor to assist with the professor's research project. A research assistant is expected to work approximately 50 hours during the academic year. The stipend is $400/academic year.

Funded Independent Research

Every Economics student has the opportunity to conduct his/her own research, receive academic credit and obtain funds to carry it out. Students will select their own topic or pick one suggested by an Economics professor, subject to departmental approval and submit a proposed budget. The student will then work with an individual professor who will oversee the project and assign the grade.

Educational Enrichment Program

Did you ever want to visit the Federal Reserve in Washington but didn't have the funds? Well, Economics students now can obtain funding for an educational activity. In order to apply an Economics student needs to submit a budget, a description of the activity, and an explanation of how the outcome will be assessed. It's that simple!

Omicron Delta Epsilon - International Honor Society for Economics

Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honors Society in economics, is the world's largest economics undergraduate honorary society. Students who have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better and have completed at least 4 Economics courses with a GPA of 3.0 or better are eligible for membership. Membership in the society includes a subscription to The American Economist, the economics journal of ODE, and provides an outlet for the publication of refereed undergraduate research. For more information, visit the National Office website and email RIT's ODE faculty advisor, Brìd Gleeson Hanna.