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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.


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Economics Department
Sage Hall, Suite 2472
(920) 424-1441

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Average starting salary of graduates: $58,103

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

Economic study abroad programs available

Graduates of the economics department work for the Federal Reserve Bank, the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C. Alumni are employed as airline pilots, ministers, financial advisors, insurance agents, actuaries, claims adjusters, business analysts, statistical analysts, pricing analysts, and teachers. Other alumni are entrepreneurs —  opened restaurants, financial consulting businesses, deep-sea diving companies and insurance companies. You can do anything with an economics degree!