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Why are some countries rich and some countries poor? How should society provide health care? Economists study how choices are made, evaluate the outcomes and search for alternative systems that might produce more desirable results. Study economics at UWF and help shape policy, while preparing for a successful career in a rapidly changing global economy.

Why Study Economics at UWF?

Our program provides a comprehensive understanding of how markets function, which is useful for a variety of entry-level jobs in government, industry or finance. We can also prepare you for a graduate degree in economics, business or law.

You will analyze broad policy questions such as: What is the best way to fight environmental pollution? What is the appropriate role of government in our economy? What rules should govern trade among nations?

We offer numerous internship opportunities, including the Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development.

What You Will Learn

You will develop conceptual and analytical skills for making policy-oriented decisions based on analysis of fundamental resource allocation issues. You will study business and economic forecasting, microeconomics, international trade and commercial policy, and principles of macroeconomics.

You will also have the opportunity to focus on narrower fields such as health care, agriculture, education, crime, politics, urban and regional development, law, history, energy and the environment. 

We encourage you to declare a minor in one or more of the following fields after consultation with your advisor: biology, English, environmental studies, geography, history, international studies, mathematics, philosophy, political science, political science/pre-law or psychology.

If you plan to pursue a graduate degree in economics, you should minor in mathematics or take a large number of quantitative/statistics courses.

A minor in economic policy is especially appropriate if you plan to enter law school or work in political or a public policy-oriented career field. A minor in quantitative economics is developed around a math-oriented applications of economic theory and will provide you with the opportunity to add value to your major.