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Program(s) Available: B.S., Minor

Our economics major explores the topic of scarcity and the reasoning behind important decisions made by businesses, consumers, and the government. The major provides students with the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to analyze the behavior and interactions of economic agents and how economies work. Students who major in economics can be exposed to research techniques, quantitative analysis, policymaking methods and more and prepare for a career in the private and public sector as well as graduate studies. If this interests you, keep reading!

Why Study Economics at Northwest

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for economists is projected to increase by six percent in the coming decade. That's a pretty steady increase! As we transition into a technology-driven workplace, the need for data analysis and trend research will only continue to increase. If you are interested in these tasks, we encourage you to consider this program.

At Northwest, economics majors are taught by faculty who have received Faculty Excellence Awards and the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Classes are small, and upper-level courses have an average of fewer than 10 students.

Pick your path

Economics B.S.

A Bachelor of Science in economics is available at Northwest. View the 4-year plan or catalog for courses and more information. 

economics 4-YEAR PLAN (B.S.)

Minor program

Did you know? A minor in economics is available. This 18-credit-hour program is especially useful if you're thinking about pursuing law, business, government, journalism or teaching. Students in this program develop analytical, critical thinking and decision-making skills in preparation for evaluating the decisions made by businesses, consumers and government while gaining the fundamental knowledge of business management, accounting, marketing and finance.

This economics minor can be combined with any major, but it aligns especially well with accounting, business management, and finance.

Career Ready
Mathematics and Economics

“Professors are here to make sure you have access to all of the academic resources on campus. They have been very helpful, very friendly and very hospitable.” — Lunduk Sherpa


  • Economic analyst
  • Securities analyst
  • Business forecaster
  • Banking and finance 
  • Market researcher
  • Economic development officer
  • Analyst programmer

What Can I Do With a Major in Economics?

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