- Degrees Available:
- Major: Yes
- Minor: Yes
- Graduate Degree: Yes
- Campus: Macomb
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Undergraduate Majors, Minors & Programs of Study
Economics is a versatile area of study that develops solutions to address the problems confronting businesses, financial firms, non-profit organizations, and government. There are eighteen major topic areas such as money and banking, international trade, and financial economics. The variety of applications means that economics is a flexible degree and that students can pursue many different career objectives. Studies have shown that salaries are among the highest of any undergraduate major both in terms of starting and mid-career salaries.
Why Economics at WIU?
At WIU, there are two undergraduate degrees in Economics; the Bachelor of Arts in Economics and the Bachelor of Business in Economics. The Master of Arts in Economics is also available should you desire to continue your studies at WIU. By working closely with your personal academic advisor, and the Chair of the department, you can develop a customized program to prepare you for a specific career objective.
Students can finish both a Bachelors and Masters degrees in five academic years by taking advantage of the Integrated Baccalaureate and Master’s Degree.
The Economics Student Association will provide you with an opportunity to share professional experiences with your fellow students as well as the faculty of the Department of Economics. Activities include professional trips, special programs, special projects with faculty members, career development programs, and faculty/student mixers.