When you study Economics, you’ll learn the essential economic theories, systems and models that build critical and analytical thinking skills you can apply to any field -- including business, government, law, healthcare and social and community service. At RWU, you can pursue either a B.A. (liberal arts track) or a B.S. (business track), which both offer opportunities for student-faculty research and publishing that can pave the way to graduate studies.

Degree Requirements

The Economics Major

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Both the BA and BS Economics majors must complete the University Core Curriculum requirements; both programs require two mathematics courses (1) MATH 141 or equivalent and (2) MATH 124.

The BS Program (Business Track) major requires students to complete all courses in the Business Core, ECON 211, ECON 212, ECON 303, and five 300-400 level Economics electives.

The BA Program (Liberal Arts Track) major requires students to complete ECON 111, ECON 112, ECON 211, ECON 212, ECON 303, and five 300-400 level Economics electives. Students following this track are encouraged to adopt a second major or a minor.

The Economics Minor

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ECON111Principles of Microeconomics
ECON112Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON211Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON212Intermediate Macroeconomics
and two Economics (ECON) electives at the 300 or 400 level

To read more about our academic offerings, or to view full course descriptions, please refer to our University Catalog.

Undeclared at GSB

Are you interested in business, but not sure whether to focus on management, accounting, economics or any one of our many academic disciplines offered at the Gabelli School? Visit Undeclared at GSB for resources on how you can explore your options before making a decision.

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