The Department of Economics at Wichita State offers a comprehensive curriculum to prepare students for employment in business, financial institutions, government, and non-profits. Studying economics also provides a strong foundation for graduate study in the areas of business, law, public policy and economics.
Studying economics at WSU provides you with a broad knowledge foundation. Majors learn about the economic ideas while developing critical thinking, writing and quantitative skills. Internships in the public and private sectors put economics learning into practice, preparing you for an impactful career.
A minor in economics compliments many majors, including international studies, accounting, finance, marketing, philosophy, political science, statistics, psychology, mathematics and more. As a minor, you’ll practice critical thinking, writing and quantitative skills applicable across many different career areas.
Graduate Degree Programs
The master’s program brings together economic theory and practical application in the field. Our faculty offer a diverse set of approaches to the study of economics, emphasizing critical interaction among economics theories and their industrial and analytical application. MA students join a close-knit community of faculty and peer collaborators.
Our accelerated program allows motivated students to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees over five years. It combines the benefits of our undergraduate and graduate degree programs and maintains our emphasis on studying economics in context and coupling critical thinking with quantitative analysis.
Behavioral Economics Laboratory
Economic experiments involve real people who make serious choices. Through their efforts, participants stand to make substantial amounts of money.
The program will include mentoring by ISEG faculty and invitations to seminars and networking events. The fellowship will also include a $200 annual stipend, split between fall and spring semesters.
Institute for the Study of Economic Growth
Institute for the Study of Economic Growth (ISEG) is to advance the teaching, research, and application of innovative and entrepreneurial activities in a free enterprise economy to enhance societal prosperity through economic growth.
Econ Bites on the Go
The virtual talk series called "Economics Bites on the Go" aims to provide Wichita State students an opportunity to interact with top-tier fun economists.
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