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Salary and Career Info

Economics BS

An economics bachelor’s degree will prepare you to collect and analyze information, monitor economic trends, and develop forecasts to guide industries in making critical decisions.

Program skills

Students take rigorous and challenging required courses specifically designed to develop the ability to apply economic analysis to real-world problems. Students take an economics core curriculum and then choose courses in one of three tracks: economic theory, environmental economics, or managerial economics. Quantitative analytical skills are developed by a course sequence that includes computer science, mathematics, and statistics courses.  Professional electives allow students to pursue advanced study in their individual areas of interest including double majors and minors. Along with finance, marketing, mathematics, statistics, and computer science, there are many other possibilities, limited only by the student’s creativity in designing a personalized program of study.

Program facilities equipment

RIT economics students have access to PC and Mac hardware labs and to standard software, including proprietary packages such as Microsoft Office, Adobe, ESRI (ArcGIS), MATLAB, Minitab, and SAS as well as opportunities to work with open-source software such as Python and R.

Program job titles

Auditor; Human Resource Assistant; Financial Services Professional; Research Assistant; Software Support Analyst

Select program hiring partners

Aphios Corporation; Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness; Mass Mutual; Now York State Assembly; Renner and Company, CPA, PC; The Ability Experience; Veson Nautical Corporation


Outcome Rates for Economics BS

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
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Outcome % of Students
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Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. 

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. A liberal arts co-op provides hands-on experience that enables you to apply your knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between course work and real-world applications.

Students in the economics degree are strongly encouraged to participate in cooperative education.