A major for curious people
We live in fascinating times. There are a lot of big questions and problems that beg for better understanding and new solutions.
The financial system meltdown and the recession... Health care reform... The doubtful future of social security... The Wal Mart vs. Amazon price war... Bernie Madoff's billion-dollar pyramid scheme... Falling commodity prices... The costs and benefits of gun control and gun ownership... The feasibility of preventing global warming... The federal government's deficits and debt...
Economics can help you make sense of all this.
Built for explorers
The economics program at WSU offers serious flexibility. You'll develop solid fundamental knowledge and skills. And you'll have plenty of room to build in-depth knowledge of the econ-related questions you're most interested in.
You have abundant opportunities to work with professors on their research or yours. The NSF ranks the University's School of Economic Sciences among the nation's top research-oriented economics programs — 8th nationally in R&D expenditures.
It's the kind of opportunity many schools can't offer.
WSU is a nationally recognized center of agricultural economics. From vineyards to orchards, Washington’s agricultural enterprise is the largest contributor to the state’s economy, and WSU plays a big role in that success.
You can also go global with economics. Hundreds of WSU students each year spend a semester studying in the 71 countries served by the University's Study Abroad program.