Economics Major


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As a student of economics, you develop critical-thinking and decision-making skills that will be valuable in your future professional life.

At Illinois Wesleyan, many of our students work one-on-one with our economics faculty researching topics of their mutual interest.

Seniors have the opportunity to develop independent study projects, presenting their work at local, regional and national conferences.

Our students edit and publish two economics journals: The Park Place Economist, and the online Undergraduate Economic Review. These are two of only a few undergraduate journals of economics in the world.

Every year the department hires several of our top students as computer lab assistants, journal editors and tutors for introductory classes. The Economics Society, our student-run club, organizes a variety of extra-curricular activities for faculty and students to enjoy outside of class.


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Economics Alumni Careers

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Curious about your economics professors? Learn more about our distinguished economics faculty.

Sample Four-Year Curriculum

This is just an example four-year plan; your actual schedule can/will deviate from this sample. Your faculty advisor will work with you to match appropriate courses with your interests.

Once enrolled, all students will have a degree evaluation tool available to them on MyIWU. This will help you determine what courses are required to graduate on time.