Economics affects almost everything that happens. At Roosevelt, economics students explore the economy and how it works with a focus on issues of equality and equity as well as the more traditional emphasis on efficiency. The Bachelor of Arts in Economics goes beyond the conventional economics that is taught at most universities in the United States and presents students with economic analysis from heterodox perspectives. Roosevelt is one of the few universities in the United States where students can study institutionalist, Post-Keynesian, and Marxist theories, as well as Neoclassical and Keynesian economics.
Course offerings regularly include courses addressing the market economy, the business cycle, financial crises, economic policy, theories of justice, political economy, international trade and development, the economics of women, contemporary labor problems, money and banking, the history of economics, and econometrics.
Economics graduates typically pursue careers in public service, business, law, teaching, and research.