Economics students playing a game in class


Through a broad range of topical elective courses and one-on-one mentoring, Willamette prepares students for lifelong, independent critical inquiry into economic issues.

Programs Offered: Major, Minor

Environmental quality, international economic concerns, urban and regional problems, poverty, inflation and unemployment. Willamette’s economics program challenges students to explore how these important social issues are shaped by the activities of private interests, public institutions and interest groups.

Our major internship program enables students to gain “real world” experience in both private and public sector enterprises, including the Legislative Revenue Office, Office of Economic Analysis, Department of Forestry and other state agencies located adjacent to or near campus.

A background in economics is valuable preparation for a wide variety of postgraduate educational and career opportunities. Willamette graduates have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in business, public administration and law, and they work in such diverse fields as medicine, social work and education.

Emma Giron ’18

Emma Giron ’18 is the first Rangel Fellow from Willamette

Last year, 800 people applied. 60 were interviewed. Emma Giron ’18, is one of only 30 who earned a Rangel Graduate Fellowship — the first from Willamette. 

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Paimon Jaberi ’17, MBA’18

Finding strength in numbers

BA/MBA graduate uses data to tackle the business side of the Seahawks.

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Dani Cone ’98

A not-so-general store — the GOOD food and drink guide

Dani Cone ’98 reintroduces Seattle to locally-run general stores that build close-knit communities.

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