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

Liz Knowlton ’19

After graduating, Liz is an analyst at JP Morgan Chase in Columbus, Ohio. While at OWU, Liz participated in a Travel-Learning Course to Mexico, had an internship with the Woltemade Center, and launched her own candy company.

Pathway to a Career

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: Goran Skosples
Associate Professor of Economics

Academic Assistant: Lori Lucas