economics

The economics program at WOU is all about the big picture. You’ll be exposed to the full range of application of economic theory including international trade, management decision-making, financial markets, labor markets and e-commence. Many economics majors complete an internship or practicum as part of their electives, so you’ll get a chance to learn practical skills in the field that will equip you for a wide range of employment options after graduation.

I’m also a minor!

Choose from A.B., B.A. or B.S.

credits required for the Economics major

students enrolled in the Economics program

students per class on average in the Economics program

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Apply analytical and decision-making skills to resolve complicated contemporary business, financial and social problems
  • Identify, collect, evaluate and interpret data from relevant sources
  • Effectively communicate economic information to the public

Career opportunities

  • Investment broker
  • Banker
  • Bookkeeper
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Market research executive

Economics minor

Students who minor in economics will gain a strong foundational understanding of macro and micro economics with a little algebra thrown in for fun. This is another great option for people who might want to be business owners one day, along with a business minor or entrepreneurship minor.

credits required for the Economics minor

Faculty

HAMID BAHARI-KASHANI

Professor, Division Chair, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8354 | baharih@wou.edu | WEST 113A

TOM BURRELL

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8546 | burrelt@wou.edu | WEST 208

PAUL DISNEY

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8546 | disneyp@wou.edu | WEST 208

MARK ELTON

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8359 | eltonm@wou.edu | WEST 107

JAVAD FARJAMI

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8336 | farjamij@wou.edu | WEST 207A

JOHN HASBROOK

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8336 | hasbroj@wou.edu | WEST 207A

CHRISTY HAWLEY

NTT Lecturer, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8181 | hawleyc@wou.edu | WEST 202

BOJAN ILIEVSKI

Associate Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8346 | ilievskib@wou.edu | WEST 206

WENDY KRISLEN-ADAMS

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8181 | krislenw@wou.edu | WEST 202

JOHN LEADLEY

Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8719 | leadlej@wou.edu | WEST 105

ANNA MAHONY

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8181 | mahonya@wou.edu | WEST 202

KEVEN MALKEWITZ

Associate Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8718 | malkewik@wou.edu | WEST 203

MICHAEL MARTIN

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8214 | martinm@wou.edu | WEST 210

JOHN MORRIS

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8336 | morrisjl@wou.edu | WEST 207A

FREDERICK OERTHER

NTT Assistant Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-9296 | oertherf@wou.edu | WEST 210

ROBIN OLSEN

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8466 | olsenr@wou.edu | WEST 201

ZUBAIR RAJA

Assistant Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8350 | rajaz@wou.edu | WEST 110

MARTIN SCHULZ

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8336 | schulzm@wou.edu | WEST 207A

KATE SCHWARZLER

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8799 | schwarzlerk@wou.edu | WEST 102

DAVE SHAW

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8466 | shawd@wou.edu | WEST 201

JENNIFER YANG

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8799 | yangj@wou.edu | WEST 102

SEAN YODER

NTT Assistant Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8336 | yoders@wou.edu | WEST 207A

ZENON ZYGMONT

Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8244 | zygmonz@wou.edu | WEST 209

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8421

Email: business@wou.edu