The Bachelor of Arts in Economics is one of the most popular majors at UCLA.  An undergraduate degree in economics seeks to educate students about how choices are made by consumers, workers and firms, and how these decisions aggregate into economy-wide phenomena.

Please click here to access the worksheet for Economics Major.

Please click here for the recommended order of courses for our two majors.

The official requirements for the Economics major in the 2019-2020 UCLA Catalog can be found at:

All students interested in the Economics and the Business Economics major should be on the Econ Counseling Listserv.

To declare the pre-major or major in Economics, please print the Department of Economics Change of Major request form and submit the form to the Undergraduate Counseling Office in 2263 Bunche Hall for processing.  For those occasions that the office is closed – please submit the form online via the MyUCLA Message Center.  The subject title should be: Change of Major request form.

For additional information on the Economics and the Business Economics majors, our honors programs, our scholarships, and information from the College of Letters & Science – please review our Economics Undergraduate Student Handbook.

Please Note: The Bachelor of Arts in Economics is now classified as a STEM major (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”.

  • Economics 1
  • Economics 2
  • Economics 41
  • Math 31A or 31AL
  • Math 31B
  • Economics 11
  • Any L&S Writing II Requirement
  • Economics 101
  • Economics 102
  • Economics 103 and 103L
  • Six elective Economics and Management courses from pre-approved list (Management 120A, 120B, 122, 127A, 130A, and 180/Real Estate Finance only), with no more than two Management courses total.