Combined major offered by the department of Economics and the department of Finance and Marketing, College of Business and Economics
This major is designed for students interested in both economics and finance, and is aimed particularly at those who wish to pursue careers in corporate finance, financial analysis, insurance and real estate, and/or government agencies where special emphasis is placed on financial economic knowledge.
Admission and Declaration Process
Students planning to major in Financial Economics should declare their major as early as possible, preferably their first year at Western. Completion of the CBE foundation courses is not required to declare this combined major in economics.
Admission to programs in the College of Business and Economics (CBE) is selective and based upon prior academic performance and other evidence of high promise. For admission to CBE as a full Economics major, a student must meet the following requirements: 1) Confirmed admission to Western Washington University 2) Achieved a 2.5 cumulative college GPA (including transfer work).
Students apply for admission to the major by completing the online application form at: http://www.cbe.wwu.edu/College/Applications.asp
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.