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 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 and law 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. 

Economics Minor Requirements

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.