Economics is the study of rational choice among competing uses of scarce resources in light of social values and needs. One of the principal reasons to study economics is that it develops a method of thinking and analysis that can be directly applied in many different fields.
Graduates with bachelor's degrees in economics are employed in a wide variety of jobs in both the public and private sectors of the economy. The undergraduate economics program provides an opportunity to learn the principles and methods of economics and their application to real world problems.
The economics program also provides an excellent background for graduate work in business, law, or the social sciences.
For degree and course requirements, please consult the UW-Parkside catalog (PDF).
If you would like more information about how the study of economics can benefit you, please contact one of the UW-Parkside Economics faculty.