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Study economics at UW Oshkosh

Energy, food, time, and water are all resources that societies need but can be in short supply. By studying economics, you will learn to think critically and systematically about individual and collective decisions over the use of resources and learn how these choices affect societies. From pollution to poverty to import tariffs, students in economics use intuition, mathematical models, and statistical analysis to evaluate everyday choices made by individuals, firms, and governments. In coursework, students engage in economic modelling and applied research. Students learn to express ideas clearly and learn how to support ideas using data as evidence. The department is unique in the UW system in offering three different advanced research classes in data analysis. Companies are quickly realizing that UWO economics majors are ideal choices for advancing their analytics endeavors.
Note that students can major in economics in either the College of Letters and Science or the College of Business, depending on their interests.


Academic Programs Office
Sage Hall, Suite 1608
(920) 424-0297

Office of the Dean
Sage Hall, Suite 2612
(920) 424-1444

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:45am–4:30pm


Flexible Career Paths

Economics is a very versatile degree pathway that can expand your employability in a number of industries. Students graduate with widely transferable analytical and problem-solving skills that careers in economics are extremely wide ranging and diverse. You can do anything with an economics degree!


  • U.S. Federal Reserve Bank
  • Oshkosh Corporation
  • U.S. Social Security Administration
  • Security Insurance
  • U.S. Bank


  • Data/Credit/Finance/Business/Price Analyst
  • Actuary 
  • Entrepreneur
  • Analytics Specialist / Consultant
  • Business Forecaster
  • Financial Advisor
  • Airline Pilot
  • Export Compliance Officer
  • Investment Analyst

Average starting salary of economics graduates

Economic study abroad programs available

UWO Economics faculty ranked in the top 2%  for their research into best teaching practices.