Welcome to the UCLA Department of Economics

The Economics Undergraduate Counselors have been working hard and “meeting” daily to monitor and plan for COVID-19 and the safety of UCLA’s current and prospective undergraduate students.  Please know that we are committed to working in everyone’s best interest.

With that said – until further notice – the undergraduate counselors in the Economics Undergraduate Counseling Office will continue to work remotely.

For more information – please click Econ-Hours-Spring-2020.

If at all possible, please read through our FAQs before contacting us.

We will be responding to messages online via the MyUCLA Message Center during our office hours, which are typically Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  This is the best way for students to submit their Change of Major, Double Major, and Enrollment Requests.

Students can also schedule appointments to “meet” with counselors via zoom.  Students may schedule same day or next day appointments.

The links to book appointments are listed below in alpha order.

For Justin Javier, visit https://uclaeconjustin.youcanbook.me/

For Natasha Levy, visit https://uclaeconnatasha.youcanbook.me/

For Julie Plotkin, visit https://uclaeconjulie.youcanbook.me/

To switch to Pre-Economics, Pre-Business Economics, or Economics, please complete the Change of Major request form and submit it to us online via the MyUCLA Message Center. The subject title should be: Change of Major request form.

To apply for the Business Economics major – make sure you are added to our Econ Student Listserv.

To declare a double major with two College of Letters and Science majors, please visit https://economics.ucla.edu/undergraduate/current-students/faq/ for instructions and the appropriate forms.

Please allow at least five to ten business days for the Department to process any forms.

For additional information about our majors, our FAQs, and our Handbook, please see below.

Please make sure you are added to our Econ Student Listserv since we will try to send out updates to our students on a weekly basis.

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

For updates about COVID-19 and how it is affecting the UCLA community, please visit https://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/coronavirus-information-for-the-ucla-campus-community

Best,

Undergraduate Counselors
UCLA Department of Economics

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The Department of Economics offers two of the most popular majors at UCLA: Economics and Business Economics. These majors train students to think critically about the world around them, and provides a framework in which to analyze human behavior. In doing so, the Department equips our students with a set of theoretical and empirical tools that will prepare them for careers in consulting, finance, and accounting, as well as for graduate degrees in numerous fields.

There is also an interdepartmental major at UCLA, housed within both the Mathematics and the Economics Departments, namely — Mathematics/Economics.

The undergraduate section of this website contains a great deal of information relevant to both prospective and current Economics and Business Economics majors. We encourage you to visit this section often for answers to questions about our different majors, our honors program, tutors for our undergraduate students, scholarship opportunities, and much more.

We encourage our current undergraduate students to:

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.