COVID-19: The Economics Undergraduate Advising Office is currently closed due to COVID-19. Please email us or attend drop-in advising hours (listed below).
The Department of Economics is home to over 2,000 undergraduate students and offers two majors: Economics (BA) and Economics & Accounting (BA).
Students of both majors will be prepared with a thorough understanding of Economic Theory, problem solving and analytical skill sets that apply to careers in many different fields. The Economics & Accounting major additionally provides accounting and financial management courses to prepare students for the CPA exam.
Zoom Drop-In Advising Hours
The weekly schedule for drop-in advising during Winter 2021 is as follows:
- Mondays: 1pm - 4pm
- Tuesdays: 1pm - 4pm
- Wednesdays: 9am - 2pm
- Thursdays: 10am - 3pm
Please use the Zoom link below to speak with an advisor in the Economics Undergraduate Advising Office. You will be placed in a waiting room upon clicking the link. Please be patient as we are helping students one at a time, first come first served.
Opportunities for Undergraduates
The Department offers a number of resources to help students succeed in the major. Students are encouraged to enhance their undergraduate experience by:
- Participating in Economic research
- Exploring student-run organizations to gain research and career opportunities
- Visiting the Academic Advising or Career Connection office for guidance regarding the major and career opportunities
- Studying Economics abroad
To learn more about opportunities within the major and tracking one’s degree progress, please visit the Prospective/Current Students pages.
Why Study Economics
Economics can be broadly defined as the study of human behaviors aimed at finding solutions to help improve peoples' lives. A degree in Economics doesn't have to be about finance, banking, business, or government. It can lead to many interesting and fulfilling career choices.
Watch the video "A career in Economics . . . it's much more than you think" presented by the American Economic Association to hear the perspective of four individuals offering insights on how Economics can be a tool for solving very human problems.