Winona State’s Economics Department is known for its innovative teaching strategies, ability to incorporate economic theories and models in analyzing problems, and emphasis on the application of course knowledge to solve real-world challenges.
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
- general electives to finish the degree with a minimum of 120 credit hours.
The College of Business admission policy does not apply to the economics major.
As a Bachelor of Arts degree program, WSU’s Economics major is not accredited by AACSB.
The field of economics provides a diverse number of job opportunities. The demand for workers with a background in economic knowledge is projected to grow, creating even more job opportunities.
Economics majors have a wide variety of employment opportunities available in diverse workplaces ranging from insurance firms to colleges and universities.
Learn more about careers, graduate schools, and other resources for students from the American Economic Association.
What Can I Do With this Degree?
- Market Research Firms
- Consulting Firms
- Commercial & Regional Banks
- Insurance Firms
- National & Regional Brokerage Firms
- Management & Independent Consulting Firms
- Colleges and Universities
- Secondary public and private Schools
- Hotel chains
Top Employers Hiring WSU Graduates
- Mayo Health Care System
- Allina Health/ Abbott Northwestern/ United Hospital
- Gundersen Lutheran Hospital
- Rochester Public School District
- Winona State University
- Winona Area Public Schools
- Austin Public Schools
- Target Corporation