Bachelor of Science in Economics—General Economics Specialization

About our General Economics Specialization

Economics is the study of decision-making. As a student in the General Economics Specialization, you will learn to think creatively and deeply about important economic issues facing the world today. You will apply a variety of perspectives to issues of economic efficiency, economic growth, international trade, public policy, environment, and social justice.  In addition to preparation for business and government agency employment, an economics major is an excellent preparation for law schools, Master of Business Administration programs, and graduate programs in economics, agricultural economics, and natural resource management.

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Why Study General Economics at CWU?

Positions of responsibility in today’s world are usually held by individuals who have the capacity to analyze complex problems and make intelligent decisions.

Getting your degree in Economics will help you develop these skills and analyze real-world problems and opportunities to solve them. With an education in Economics, a multitude of opportunities open for you.

“Thanks to the help of Central Washington University’s College of Business and [BECU’s] generous donation I can attend school this year without fearing how I will pay for school... It has quickly become one of the best decisions I’ve made and now I can proudly call this university home.” Christian Ramos, graduated in 2020 with a degree in Economics, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management.

Study General Economics at CWU

With an education in Economics, a multitude of opportunities open for you.

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Careers and Opportunities

This program will prepare you for a career in economics, working in data collection, research analysis, forecasting, planning, and consulting.

  • Economic Consultant
  • Policy Analyst
  • Economic Development Specialist
  • Internal Trade Specialist
  • Economist

Our CWU graduates are employed by large corporations such as Levi Strauss & CO, Boeing, Google, Amazon, AT&T, and Convoy Inc.


In 2021, Economics faculty member, Tennecia Dacass received the College of Business Excellence in Teaching Award and the College of Business Faculty Excellence in Professional Service Award. That year she also received the Mentor of a Student Presentation Award at SOURCE.

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