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Economics

The Environmental Economics immersion course took students to Iceland.

What is economics?

The Wabash College economics major learns to evaluate varying arguments and policies, analyze empirical data and develop his own views, rationales and results. Eager department faculty dedicate themselves to providing a rigorous, challenging curriculum that emphasizes economic theory and focuses on how economists view the world. For specific economics class offerings, check out the full curriculum here.

Why study economics?

Economics majors master a wide variety of philosophical, technical, logical, computer and quantitative skills to lend his own critical and authoritative voice to the room. These key skills earned through the study of economics translate well to a variety of other applications – fostered by the college through special extracurricular programs. Wabash College has partnered with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business to formalize an accounting pipeline program that will guide Wabash students through the prerequisites for admission to the Master of Science in Accounting program. In addition, each year the department arranges the annual Rogge Memorial Lecture in honor of long-time Wabash professor and champion of libertarian principles and free market economics, Benjamin A. Rogge. Interested now? The department also hosts the annual summer program Opportunities to Learn About Business (OLAB) for rising high school seniors.

What can you do with an economics degree?

A Wabash degree in economics offers a wide range of career options. Recent graduates have pursued the following jobs for an economics major: Business Analyst, Senior Trader, U.S. Army Commander, Bank Reconciliation Analyst, Finance Director, Attorney, Sustainable Food System Designer, IT Professional, National Mobilization Coordinator, Business Intelligence Developer, Investment Consultant, Political Director, Treasurer, CEO Hydration firm, Bank Vice President, Project Engineer, Financial Advisor, Deputy Head of Business Development, Music Teacher.