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.
4-Year Major Map (PDF)
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.
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