Economics is a social science that deals with making choices when resources are scarce. In addition to being used in business, economics is used to help the development of lower income nations, aid nations dealing with problems of unemployment, figure out the best way to improve the environment, understand why consumers buy what they buy, and explain what determines people's income.

About the Major

If you choose to major in Economics, you'll take courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, research methods, international and comparative economics, and an integrative senior seminar. You will be well-prepared to begin your career or work toward an advanced degree. And if you are considering graduate work, you'll want to include substantial work in mathematics.

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Graduate Outcomes

Dianyi Li ’18

An Economics and Geography major at OWU, Dianyi was admitted to graduate school at Duke University, where she is studying environmental management.

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Department Contact Info


R.W. Corns Building 225
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3535
F 740-368-3551

Department Contact

Chair: Barbara MacLeod

Secretary: Lori Lucas