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Economics & Finance
College of Business
Department 3985
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2178
Fax: (307) 766-5090
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Economics and Finance majors

The department offers undergraduate majors in Economics as well as Finance.  In addition, it offers minors in Economics, Finance, Banking and Financial Services, as well as Real Estate Finance.

Bachelor's in Economics

Economics is the science of how trade links human motives to social order.
Economics provides you with a logical way to think about your own personal decisions and world affairs - a mind-set you can use your entire life.  Economics can enrich your life by providing you with an area of knowledge or a way of thinking that you can use forever.  Economics gives you tools to make a difference in public policy debates.

What can you do with economics?
Economics majors at the University of Wyoming acquire the general business skill and rigor useful for a wide variety of interesting and high-paying jobs that help our majors be able to be among the top 1% of earners.  See for information on career options with a major in economics.  The preparation is less specific than other business-related majors, but this gives students the flexibility to select from a variety of careers.  Some of our recent graduates include: Land-man Anadarko Petroleum; President-First Western Trust Bank; Financial Analyst-FDIC; Business Analyst-Boeing Aerospace; Buyer-Target; Title Analyst-Anadarko Petroleum; Analyst in Public Finance-Congressional Research Service; Research Manager & Staff Attorney-Wyoming Legislative Service Office; Energy Policy Advsor-U.S. Senator Barrasso; Executive Director-Wyoming Tax Payers Association; Professor-University of Wyoming.

What can you study in economics?
There are two degrees available in economics.  Economics majors have the flexibility to design their degree to match their interdisciplinary interests and long-term goals.  Business Economics majors earn a supplementary foundation in business as they complete the same core business courses as all other business degrees.  For either degree students have their choice from a wide range of courses in natural resource economics, energy economics, international trade, environmental economics, industrial organization, game theory, development economics, mathematical economics and econometrics.

Bachelor's in Finance

Finance is the foundation of financial decision making.
It focuses on problems associated with asset valuation and investment decisions, both personal and corporate. Our program will give you an excellent understanding of modern finance.

Areas of Study.
Our degree program offers a wide selection of courses in financial management, financial markets and institutions, and investments. We offer courses in corporate finance, short-term capital management, and options and futures. We also offer a banking and financial services minor.


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