If you decide to become a student of the Western Michigan University College of Arts and Sciences' economics program, you will study to become an economist or use your undergraduate degree to help build a strong foundation for a variety of careers including business, law, foreign service, journalism, public administration or teaching, among others.

To be successful as an economist, you need to apply rational decision-making procedures to complex questions. To do well in this field requires an ability to think analytically.

Beyond the classroom: 

As an economics student at WMU, you may want to consider joining WMU's Economics Student Association. The group meets bi-weekly to educate and promote interaction between economics students and students interested in economics, and to encourage their involvement in current economic affairs. Tutoring also is available through the organization.

After you graduate: 

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in economics are working as:

  • Business managers
  • Commodities traders
  • Consumer affairs directors
  • Credit analysts
  • Economists
  • Estate planners
  • Financial officers
  • Financial planners or analysts
  • Health care administrators
  • Insurance sales people
  • International trade specialists
  • Journalists
  • Management consultants
  • Market research analysts
  • Public administrators
  • Real estate agents or brokers
  • Statisticians

Among the organizations they work for are:

  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Real estate companies
  • Mortgage companies
  • Insurance agencies
Where is this program offered?: 
  • Kalamazoo