Economics at PLU

The Pacific Lutheran University Economics department offers a multitude of ways to study the field of economics. Are you interested in understanding how choices made individually and collectively affect issues such as immigration, health care, environmental issues, or income inequality?

Our department offers the unique opportunity to participate in an economics alumni mentoring program for all majors to help you prepare for your life beyond PLU. In addition, your individual research senior project (capstone), on a topic of your choice, helps to prepare you to go into the field of your choice with close faculty collaboration. Check out the Opportunities tab to learn more about EconClub and other opportunities in the department of economics at PLU.

Economics in Tech

group picture of studentsI was able to attend the National Association for Business Economics Conference with the funding of the economics department. We were able to hear renowned speakers from Amazon, Google and other high-profile tech companies. Not only was it a great opportunity for me to further my learning in economics it a was chance to network with many professionals in the field of economics. In addition to attending the conference, we were given the amazing opportunity to tour Amazon with PLU alumni, Desiree Domini. It was excited to see inside Amazon headquarters and talk to Desiree about her path to success with the company.”

— Madison Salisbury


Real world applications for an economics major.

Awards & Scholarships

Scholarships & awards given by the faculty in the department


What alumni are doing with their degrees


We Asked Students