A degree in economics provides a student with strong theoretical and quantitative foundations that can be used to differentiate them from other job-seekers after graduation. Students choose from an intriguing set of elective courses such as environmental economics, urban economics, health economics, the economics of race and a year-long intensive exposure to international economics.
The uniqueness of the economics program at Wooster is the senior experience where all students work independently in consultation with a faculty advisor on a year-long senior project. Economics majors will also find many of the speakers funded by the Wilson Business Economics Lecture Series interesting. Recent guests include Donald Kohn, Governor of the Federal Reserve, Peter Gruber, CEO of Mandalay Pictures, Katherine Reid, Director of Cleveland Museum of Art, and Dr. Morton Kamien, Levy Professor of Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University.
Wooster provides an academically challenging program of business education within the context of the liberal arts for those who desire a sophisticated understanding of business operation and an appreciation for the social and economic complexities of the world in which firms operate. The course work gives students a foundation on which to build and helps them develop the skills that allow them to gather business and economic data and analyze them in a useful way.