Points of Pride
Ranked in the Top 2%
UW Oshkosh’s Department of Economics faculty ranked in the top 2% (out of 1900 ranked institutions) for their research into best teaching practices. Read More
Study Global Economics
The Economics Department’s faculty have brought economics students on study abroad programs to Germany, Scotland, China, and Peru. The department recently developed “Service Learning in Jamaica”, where students live and volunteer in rural communities to make a real difference.
Student Faculty Collaborative Research Grants
Economics majors have received more than eight student-faculty collaborative research grants over the past ten years. During the same time, more than ten students have published their research in the Oshkosh Scholar. Students have presented their research at the Wisconsin Economics Association Conference, the Midwest Economics Association Conference, the National Council of Undergraduate Research Conference, Posters in the Rotunda, and the UW Oshkosh Celebration of Scholarship.
The Economics Department provides free tutoring each week to economics students. Students can get help from the best senior economics majors to complete their homework and to study for exams.
All economics students have the opportunity to complete at least one in-depth, statistical research project as part of the coursework. Projects are often related to career goals and focus on business forecasting, setting insurance premiums, pricing, wage determination, human capital formation, and international trade patterns.
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. Many alumni are entrepreneurs — alumni have opened restaurants, financial consulting businesses, deep-sea diving companies, and insurance companies. You can do anything with an economics degree!