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Professional Concentrations

Professional Concentrations

Given the breadth of a degree in economics, students are encouraged to choose one or more professional concentrations that are consistent with their career goals. Below you’ll find suggested course work for seven optional professional concentrations.

Business Economics—Banking and Finance

  1. Complete major requirements including
    • Money and Banking (EC 370) or Monetary Policy (EC 470)
    • Issues in Industrial Organization (EC 360), Theories of Industrial Organization (EC 460), Industrial Organization and Public Policy (EC 461), or Multinational Corporations (EC 484)
    • International Economic Issues(EC 380) or International Finance (EC 480), or International Trade (EC 481)
  2. Complete a minor or approved equivalent in business administration

Business Economics—Management, Marketing, and Accounting

  1. Complete major requirements including
    • Labor Market Issues (EC 350) or Labor Economics (EC 450)
    • Urban and Regional Economics (EC 430), Economy of the Pacific Northwest (EC 432), or Public Economics (EC 440)
    • Issues in Industrial Organization (EC 360), Theories of Industrial Organization (EC 460), Industrial Organization and Public Policy (EC 461), or Multinational Corporations (EC 484)
  2. Complete a minor or approved equivalent in business administration.

Economics and Public Policy and Administration

  1. Complete major requirements including
    • Issues in Public Economics (EC 340) or Public Economics (EC 440)
    • Urban and Regional Economics (EC 430) or Economy of the Pacific Northwest (EC 432)
    • Issues in Industrial Organization (EC 360), Theories of Industrial Organization (EC 460), Industrial Organization and Public Policy (EC 461), or Multinational Corporations (EC 484)
    • Labor Market Issues (EC 350) or Labor Economics (EC 450)
  2. Complete a minor or equivalent in political science or planning, public policy and management.

Environmental Economics

  1. Complete major requirements including
    • Resource and Environmental Economic Issues (EC 333) or Resource and Environmental Economics (EC 433)
    • Issues in Public Economics (EC 340) or Public Economics(EC 440)
    • Issues in Industrial Organization (EC 360), Theories of Industrial Organization (EC 460) or Industrial Organization and Public Policy (EC 461)
  2. Complete the environmental studies minor or an approved equivalent

Graduate Preparation in Economics and Mathematical Economics

  1. Complete major requirements including
    • Advanced Microeconomic Theory (EC 411) and Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (EC 413)
    • Calculus I,II (MATH 251, 252)
    • Econometrics (EC 423, 424)
    • Games and Decisions (EC 427) or Behavioral and Experimental Economics (EC428)
  2. Complete a minor in mathematics.

International and Development Economics

  1. Complete major requirements including
    • International Finance (EC 480) and International Trade (EC 481)
    • Problems and Issues in the Developing Economies (EC 390), or Economic Growth and Development (EC 490), or Issues in Economic Growth and Development (EC 491)
    • Issues in Industrial Organization (EC 360) or Theories in Industrial Organization (EC 460) or Multinational Corporations (EC 484)
    • Money and Banking (EC 370) or Monetary Policy (EC 470)
  2. Complete a minor or the equivalent in business administration, political science, history, international studies, or an area studies program.

Law and Economics and Political Economy

  1. Complete major requirements including
    • Issues in Public Economics (EC 340) or Public Economics (EC 440)
    • Labor Market Issues (EC 350) or Labor Economics (EC 450)
    • Issues in Industrial Organization (EC 360), Theories of Industrial Organization (EC 460), Industrial Organization and Public Policy (EC 461), or Multinational Corporations (EC 484)
    • International Economics (EC 380) or International Trade (EC 481)
    • Games and Decisions (EC 427)
  2. Complete a minor or equivalent in political science.