Professor Salyards demonstrates a computer model to Economics students.

Studying Economics at WSU

WSU’s Economics department is noted for
  • Innovative teaching
  • Incorporating economic theories and models in the analyzing problems
  • An emphasis on applying knowledge to solve real-world challenges

Did You Know?

  • Economics is the only social science for which a Nobel Prize is awarded.
  • Economic policy is considered so vital that the President of the United States has his own prestigious Council of Economic Advisors.
  • Every year, banks, corporations, government agencies, and international organizations like the World Bank hire thousands of economics majors.
  • Students who major in economics in college are among the most successful and sought after applicants to graduate school.
  • Economics majors are successful in numerous fields including finance, sales, manufacturing, education, politics, and international affairs.

Economics Major Requirements

The economics undergraduate major consists of: 6 required courses (18 credit hours); 3 required quantitative courses (9 credit hours); 6 upper division economics courses (18 credit hours); the General Education curriculum; and general electives to finish the degree with a minimum of 120 credit hours. 

To earn an economics major, a minor in a different academic discipline is required. The College of Business admission policy does not apply to the economics major. 

The economics undergraduate minor consists of: 5 required economics courses (15 credit hours) and 3 additional upper division economics courses (9 credit hours). The College of Business admission policy does not apply to the economics minor.

Economics Minor Requirements

The economics undergraduate minor consists of at least 24 credits: 5 economics required courses: 15 credit hours; and 3 economics optional upper-division courses: 9 credit hours. College of Business admission policy is not required for economics minor.