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Welcome to the UCLA Department of Economics

The counselors in the UCLA Department of Economics Undergraduate Counseling Office advise current students on the requirements for the Economics and the Business Economics majors, enrollment in Economics courses, program planning for a double major, advice about studying abroad, scholarships, and referrals to various resources on campus. The counselors also coordinate events for prospective and current students such as Bruin Day for admitted students, new student advising sessions in the summer, and commencement. For general program planning and questions about the College and University requirements, students should meet with a counselor in the College.

To speak with an academic counselor in the College or in one of the professional schools, please click here.

The Economics Undergraduate Counselors are working remotely due to COVID-19 until further notice. For updates about COVID-19 and how it is affecting the UCLA community, please visit The UCLA Newsroom.

Schedule a Zoom Meeting with a Counselor:

Current UCLA Students can schedule 15 minute appointments to “meet” with a counselor via Zoom. Students may schedule an appointment up to 48 hours in advance. Counselors are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST.

New Bruins should contact a staff member in New Student & Transition Programs for questions about what to take in the Fall. Information about the Economics and the Business Economics majors can be found at Current Undergraduates.

Prospective Students  should contact UCLA Undergraduate Admission for questions about how to apply to UCLA. Information for prospective students can be found at Prospective Students.

STEM Certified

We are also pleased to announce that we are now STEM Certified. In particular, the Bachelor of Arts in Economics and the Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics have been reclassified as STEM majors (CIP Code 45.0603: Econometrics and Quantitative Economics). This change is in effect for students with a Degree Expected Term of Fall Quarter 2019 or later. It does not apply retroactively. Also note that the degree designation remains a Bachelor of Arts for the Economics and Business Economics majors.

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