The UCLA Department of Economics offers classes on a wide variety of topics and across several broad fields within Economics. Students begin with a strong foundation in the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. They then select courses from a set of upper division electives that address topics include microeconomic questions (How rational are people’s choices?) and macroeconomic issues (How does international trade affect the distribution of income?).  Elective courses include Game Theory, Health Economics, and Economic Growth.

The following pages provide a guide to our foundational (“lower division / pre-major”) classes and the classes offered under our two degree programs: Economics and Business Economics. The Business Economics degree requires that students take a number of “Business Economics” and Accounting classes. Career opportunities for Economics and Business Economics majors are comparable and students can complete a similar curriculum in either major.