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Economics BS

An economics degree that combines math and statistics to research, 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 reported

Economist; Business Economist; Government Economist; Academic Economist; Behavioral Economist; International Economist; Public Finance Economist

Select program hiring partners

Aphios Corporation, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, Law Offices of Robert S. Gitmeid @ Associates, Now York State Assembly, Renner and Company, CPA, PC, St John's Home, The Ability Experience, US Postal Service

Industries


  • Accounting

  • Government (Local, State, Federal)

  • Legal and Law Enforcement

  • Non-Government Organization

  • Non-Profit

78%

Outcome Rates*

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

100%

Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 56.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 22.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 56.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 22.00%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.  

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