Examine the Hows and Whys of the Economy

Prepare for a career in business, law, teaching, public administration or research, while also building an understanding of contemporary social issues. In this challenging world, few areas of study are more relevant and essential than economics. 


Admission Requirements

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How to apply

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Where Potential Becomes a Plan

Rider economics graduates are in demand among consulting firms, corporations, private banking and financial institutions, government agencies and nonprofit agencies. Our degree also provides an outstanding framework for graduate study in economics, business and law.

Common Careers

  • Actuary
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Economic consultant
  • Finance analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Policy analyst

Career Outlook

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


job opportunity growth by 2028


the median salary for economists*

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Major Requirements

Our program offers a broad curriculum that will develop your understanding of the economic theory and problem-solving skills needed to respond to current and potential issues.

Students pursue a degree in one of two tracks:

For business majors:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) in Economics

For liberal arts majors:
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics

The major requirements are the same whether students pursue a B.S.B.A. or a B.A. in Economics. The difference between the two degrees is the college-level core requirements.

Alex Simon
I fell in love with Rider the second I drove onto campus. It was exactly what I needed — a smaller college environment where I could excel and showcase my talents.
Alex Simon '14
Economics, International Business, Global Studies
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Engaged Learning

Learning by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings.

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Transferring to Rider

Interested in transferring to Rider for economics?

Visit the Community College Agreements page to see the community colleges Rider partners with and the courses that transfer for each major.