The economics program at WOU is all about the big picture. You’ll be exposed to the full range of application of economic theory including international trade, management decision-making, financial markets, labor markets and e-commence. Many economics majors complete an internship or practicum as part of their electives, so you’ll get a chance to learn practical skills in the field that will equip you for a wide range of employment options after graduation.
credits required for the Economics major
students enrolled in the Economics program
students per class on average in the Economics program
of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU
Sample four-year degree plan
- Apply analytical and decision-making skills to resolve complicated contemporary business, financial and social problems
- Identify, collect, evaluate and interpret data from relevant sources
- Effectively communicate economic information to the public
- Investment broker
- Insurance underwriter
- Market research executive
Students who minor in economics will gain a strong foundational understanding of macro and micro economics with a little algebra thrown in for fun. This is another great option for people who might want to be business owners one day, along with a business minor or entrepreneurship minor.