Professor Salyards demonstrates a computer model to Economics students.

Studying Economics at WSU

WSU’s Economics department is noted for
  • innovative teaching
  • incorporation of theory and model
  • 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 at least 120 credits: 6 economics required courses: 18 credit hours; 3 quantitative required courses: 9 credit hours; 6 economics optional upper-division courses: 18 credit hours; the University Studies Curriculum: 46 credit hours; and general electives to finish your degree.

To get an economics major, you need to have a minor degree. College of Business admission policy is not required for economics major.

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.