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Economics majors

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.

Check out for information on career options with a major in economics. Some of our recent graduates' career choices 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?
Economics majors have the flexibility to design their degree to match interdisciplinary interests with long-term goals. Business Economics majors complete an economics program and a supplementary foundation in core business classes such as accounting and finance.

Students pursuing either degree can choose 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.

In addition, students can customize their plan of study by earning an economics degree concurrently with another UW major. Concurrent degrees are available with both College of Business majors and Non-College of Business majors.

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Department of Economics

College of Business Department 3985

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2175

Fax: 307-766-4028


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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