Welcome to the UCLA Department of Economics

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.