What will I learn?

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.

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.

SPECIALIZATIONS

Economics is a broad field with many applications, and the specialization tracks are designed to help you develop in-depth knowledge and special expertise in the area of economics that interests you the most.

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

Deals with economic issues related to food and fiber supply and demand and the natural resource base that supports agricultural production and societal needs. Applications to public decision-making and private decisions of farms, ranches, and agribusinesses are considered.

Signature courses:

Business Management Economics
Business Finance Economics
Farm/Ranch Management and Food/Agricultural Markets
Economic Analysis of Environment and Natural Resource Policies

BUSINESS ECONOMICS

Uses economic concepts to understand the management, marketing, and finance problems faced by businesses and consumers operating in a market system.

Signature courses:

Money and Banking
Labor Economics
Business Finance Economics
Business Management Economics
Industrial Organization

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS & DEVELOPMENT

Studies how policies, institutions, and endowments influence the accumulation of physical, human, and natural capital, leading to the emergence of poor and rich communities and countries.

ECONOMICS, POLICY, AND LAW

Focuses on the analytical skills used in law school and policy-making. Prepares you to apply to law school or to enter the areas of economic policy, tax policy, regulation, public programs and projects, and environmental policy.

Signature courses:

ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS

Weighs the economic consequences and trade-offs of protecting, restoring, developing, and allocating natural resources.

FINANCIAL MARKETS

Provides solid, analytical training in the substantial overlap between economics and finance. Coursework focuses on the analysis of financial markets.

QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS

Builds the skills needed to understand and use advanced statistical and mathematical models. Prepares you for careers involving data analysis or for advanced education, such as a Ph.D. in economics or a related field.

Careers in Economics

A degree in economic sciences can prepare you to influence or be involved 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
Finance
Global Climate Change
International Business
Labor Market Analysis
Marketing
Policy & Law
Smart City Design
Sports
Sustainability
Transportation Analysis & Policy
Water Resource Management

Which department am I in?

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$26,312.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 November 2021

Start date

10 January 2022, 22 August 2022

Venue

Washington State University

370 Lighty Student Services Building,

PULLMAN,

Washington,

99164, United States

Online/Distance (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$12,072.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 May 2022, 22 August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for admission to Washington State University as a freshman, a student needs to complete at least 12 years of school, culminating in an appropriate secondary certificate or external examination. (We may consider the first year or two of university in some countries to be secondary level.); Schooling should include preparation in humanities, mathematics, basic sciences, and social sciences; WSU requires a minimum grade point average of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale) for admission as an international freshman.

For international students

To be considered for admission to Washington State University as a freshman, a student needs to complete at least 12 years of school, culminating in an appropriate secondary certificate or external examination. (We may consider the first year or two of university in some countries to be secondary level.)

Schooling should include preparation in humanities, mathematics, basic sciences, and social sciences.

WSU requires a minimum grade point average of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale) for admission as an international freshman.

TOEFL: 80; IELTS: 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Washington State University

Since 1890, WSU has been inspiring problem-solvers and encouraging learners to make the world a better place.

  • Student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1
  • 200+ fields of study available from 11 academic colleges
  • Over USD 400 million given in scholarships and financial aid
  • Top 100 Public Schools (U.S. News & World Report 2021)