- Academic Division: The Williams School
- Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts
- Academic Programs: Major Requirements
- Course Offerings:
Washington and Lee's Department of Economics seeks to give its students a fundamental understanding of economic processes and institutions with an emphasis on the liberal arts. Students learn to think critically using analytical tools, allowing them to apply theory to economic and social issues.
With the empirical tools of the discipline, students also develop an ability to evaluate the validity of theoretical predictions. Additionally, students develop communication skills, making graduates well-suited to address complex issues in today's world.