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Major in economics at UW Oshkosh

Economics studies the way in which choices are made across a wide variety of situations, and as a result, can be defined in a few different ways.  It’s the study of scarcity, the study of how people use resources and respond to incentives, and the study of decision-making. It often involves topics like wealth and finance, but it’s not all about money. Economics is a broad discipline that helps us understand historical trends, interpret today’s headlines, and make predictions about the coming years. Furthermore, economics often seeks to inform policy in areas as diverse as business, education, the environment, globalization, and health.

Average starting salary of economics graduates

Economic study abroad programs available

UWO Economics faculty ranked in the top 2%  for their research into best teaching practices.

Flexible Career Paths

Economics is a very versatile degree pathway that can expand your employability in a number of industries. Students graduate with widely transferable analytical and problem-solving skills that careers in economics are extremely wide ranging and diverse. You can do anything with an economics degree!


  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • U.S. Census Bureau,
  • U.S. Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C.


  • Actuaries
  • Airline pilots
  • Business analysts
  • Claims adjusters
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Financial advisors
  • Insurance agents
  • Ministers
  • Statistical analysts,
  • Pricing analysts
  • Teachers

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(920) 424-1441

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