Economics at WashU
The economics department is home to about 120 graduating students per academic year, with about 80% of those graduating with a Major in Economics. The remainder choose between two minors: the Minor in General Economics and the Minor in Applied Microeconomics.
Economics students can enroll in an engaging set of electives, ranging from economic history to econometrics. Each semester, majors and minors can choose from electives at the general level - having only the introductory economics classes as prerequisites - to those at the advanced level representing interesting applications of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. Many of our majors pursue second majors or minors, such as in math, finance, political science and computer science, to name but a few. It is possible to complete an Economics major in conjunction with the pre-medicine requirements.