We offer three undergraduate economics-related degree programs
While these three programs overlap in certain fundamental and basic knowledge bases, they differ considerably in their focus. We also offer one concentration:
For information on the Economics courses, honors program, undergraduate scholarships, and useful information from the College of Letters & Science – please review our Economics Undergraduate Student Handbook.
CURRENT STUDENTS! To declare the Pre-Major in Economics, the Pre-Major in Business Economics, or the Economics major, please complete the Change of Major Request Form and submit the form to the Economics Undergraduate Counseling Office online via the MyUCLA Message Center. The subject title of the message should be: Change of Major Request Form. Please note that it might take between 3 – 10 business days for each request to be processed. We do not change any pre-major or major statuses beginning Monday of Week 10 of every quarter. Please submit your form after all of your grades in the current quarter have posted on your Degree Audit Report.
To apply for the Business Economics major, you must have completed the Pre-Major Courses and you must be on the Econ Counseling Listserv. An email notice about the application is sent out in the form of an Econ Alert during the first three weeks of each regular quarter and during the first three weeks of Summer Session A. Notification of acceptance into the Business Economics major will be provided approximately two weeks after the week three deadline — also in the form of an Econ Alert. Students are asked to submit an application only if they meet all the application criteria. Please note that there are specific applications for non-transfer and transfer students, so be sure to complete the appropriate application.
The steps for petitioning a double major are explained at here. When you submit the forms to an Economics counselor via the MyUCLA Message Center, the subject title of the message should be: Double Major Request.
Scholarships & Fellowships
Are you interested in pursuing a scholarship or fellowship with the Department of Economics? Visit our site here for more information!