Wayne State College

Economics Degree Program

At its most basic level, economics is the science of resource use. Everyone needs food, shelter, and clothing. After this, people want cellphones, books, clean water and air, health care, a fancy car, and the latest in golf clubs. The list of what people want is extensive. In microeconomics, we consider what motivates people to buy what they buy, and what motivates them to work. Additionally, the business practice of transforming resources into output and measuring what this costs is considered. Microeconomics also answers questions about monopolies in production, air and water pollution, and the price fluctuations of gasoline. In macroeconomics, the concern is about the larger economy with a primary focus on nationwide economic growth, full employment, and price stability. In the Economics degree program at Wayne State, you’ll study public policy questions, the impact of tariffs and quotas, monetary and fiscal policy, antitrust and labor laws, and many other policies. With the Economics degree program, you’ll be ready for a career in business, industry, government, or even law.

Sample Program of Study

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99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A. or B.S. in Business Administration/Economics

Hours required:
For concentration: 48
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular pairings: Political Science, Spanish, Finance

Popular minors: International Studies, Management Information SystemsMathematics, Travel and Tourism, Political Science, Spanish

School: Business and Technology

Department: Business and Economics

Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year.  Learn more about scholarships for the Economics degree program at Wayne State College.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world in the Economics degree program.

skills learned in economics degree program

Skills Learned

  • Concepts and principles of economics
  • Global and domestic economic theory
  • Policies and impact on trade, labor, banking, etc.
  • Financial function within a business
  • Business management and leadership
  • Legal and ethical standards of business
  • Principles of business marketing
  • Presentation and public speaking
  • Oral and written communication
  • Computer literacy and competency
  • Organization and time management


Careers for economics majors

Possible Careers

  • Economist
  • Accountant
  • Financial advisor
  • Market analyst
  • Banker / loan officer
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Economic development planner
  • Real estate agent
  • Insurance agent
  • Actuary

best college for economics majors employers


  • Businesses and organizations
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Government / federal agencies
  • Investment companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Accounting firms
  • Insurance companies
  • Real estate companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Schools, colleges, and universities


Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished professionals that have been recognized as experts in their fields. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the Economics degree program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education in the Economics degree program by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

WSC Service Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

activities for the economics degree program


  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
economics degree program internships


We encourage all students to complete an internship before completing the Economics degree program. You are not required to complete an internship; however, Career Services is available to help you find internship and employment opportunities if you wish to do so.


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