Wesleyan economics minors are in a position to apply their findings in a multitude of careers working to solve many of the world’s most pressing problems.

The economics minor combines the most current economic thinking in the areas of market-based solutions, game theory, behavioral finance, free/fair international trade, the fine arts, and a conversational foreign language. Students will gain a strong foundation in writing, speaking, and quantitative reasoning, and the fine arts. Economics students will analyze the choices between regulatory versus market-based solutions to climate change; which economic policies will best alleviate poverty and reduce income inequality; the secret behind the success of micro financing; and many other ideas. Economics students develop the necessary analytical tools to understand contemporary issues and to take reasoned positions in debates about economic and social policy such as unemployment, inflation, poverty, inequality, discrimination, underdevelopment, and environmental destruction.

Minor: Economics
Related Majors: Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, Advertising and Marketing Communication
Related Minors: Business, Economics, Finance
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A liberal arts education prepares you for your first job and your last. Wesleyan has a four-year plan to prepare students to make the connection between a liberal arts education and success in the workplace.

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Wesleyan offers 23 majors and 30 minors, as well as eight pre-professional programs. Students also have the opportunity to self-design their own major, combining two or more interdisciplinary major programs.

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A global emphasis is covered in all economics courses.

Since today’s environment is a global world, the cases used in economics stress an international focus. Because of the rich diversity of our student body, students are surrounded by and appreciate different cultures and economic systems. Our full-time faculty, having lived and taught in Europe, Asia, and South America, bring a uniquely global perspective to macroeconomics, money, and banking. Study abroad semesters fit into the major’s curriculum as programs in Korea, Ireland, and Spain offer courses, which satisfy required courses in the economics major.


Outside The Classroom

Select juniors and seniors compete for grant funds to present their research at annual conferences. During recent years, Wesleyan students have presented at conferences in Nassau, Bahamas; Maui, Hawaii; Cancun, Mexico; and Las Vegas, Nevada. Members of Wesleyan’s economics honors society, Omicron Delta Epsilon, enjoy the option of researching topics proposed by the Association of Private Enterprise Educators.

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Alumnae ANNE-KATHRIN WITT ’07 stands in front of ocean.


Anne-Kathrin studied chemistry and economics at Wesleyan, earned a master’s degree from the Max Planck Institute in Germany, and her MBA from Harvard. Previously a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and a marketing strategist for Teva Pharmaceuticals, Anne-Kathrin now works as director digital business development & licensing transactions for Novartis in Switzerland.

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Of the student population at Wesleyan is international


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