- Offered as:
- Graduate program
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Economics uses rigorous methods of analysis to study the individual decision making of consumers and businesses, the ability of markets to allocate resources, the impact of government policy, and various other social institutions. It develops our knowledge and understanding of how the economy functions and provides a deep explanation for social phenomena. This makes it a very rewarding field to study.
Specialization tracks available
- Strengths of the program
- Learn economic systems in a rigorous, flexible study of basic problem solving and data analytical methods.
- Make valuable internship and career connections through WSU's active network of faculty, alumni, and business professionals.
- Learn from faculty who are active researchers and are frequently cited by broadcast and print media for their expertise.
- Transfer students are ensured credit compatibility through agreements with Washington community colleges.
- Add a minor in economics
If you are not majoring in economics, consider adding an economics-related minor. Knowledge of economic principles is an ideal complement to majors in many different fields.
You can minor in:
- Agribusiness Economics
- Business Economics
- Environmental and Resource Economics and Management
- Sustainable Development
- Scholarships & financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, start by doing these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration, including departmental awards.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need. Get started here.
For students in economics
Students can be considered for scholarships from the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resources, and the School of Economic Sciences.
The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) annually awards more than $500,000 to students. For more information, see the CAHNRS scholarship page. Scholarships specific to the School of Economic Sciences are listed here.
- Careers in Economics
A degree in economic sciences can prepare you to influence or be invovled in the following areas, and more:
- Agribusiness & Food Business Management
- Alternative Energy Policy
- Business & Economic Forecasting
- Consumer Behavior
- Data Analytics & Big Data
- Gaming Industry
- Environmental Damage Assessment (air & water pollution)
- Environmental Management
- Global Climate Change
- International Business
- Labor Market Analysis
- Policy & Law
- Smart City Design
- Transportation Analysis & Policy
- Water Resource Management