B.A. in Economics
The B.A. degree provides you with a knowledge of the world’s economy in the best traditions of the liberal arts
B.S. in Economics
The B.S. degree provides two tracks for students interested in a more quantitative approach to the field.
The Economics Major
As an Economics major at URI, you can choose either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program. See our advising page for necessary steps to declare and complete the major. Course listings, syllabi, and curriculum sheets can be found in the links to the right.
As an Economics major at URI, you will develop a skill set that will serve you well for the future. Below are the specific learning outcomes that we aim for all our students to achieve.
1. Identify foundational economic concepts/processes/models
2. Apply quantitative reasoning to arrive at logical conclusions based on calculation/analysis
3. Demonstrate understanding of diverse economic perspectives on a given issue
4. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize, conduct, and present economic research/critical inquiry
Approximately one-quarter of economics students have a second major. While a variety of disciplines are represented—from business to languages–Political Science is the single most popular. In addition, nearly two dozen economics majors are minoring in business administration.
Minoring In Economics
Students may earn a minor in economics by completing 18 credits of coursework. Economics minors should plan on completing ECN 201 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics and ECN 202 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics plus four additional courses of the student’s choosing. Students must declare the minor by the end of the first week of their final term, and must meet with department chair or University College advisor to complete the proper paperwork.