Advising Information

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The key to making the most of your educational opportunities is advising, so it is essential that you seek proper advice. Our faculty, staff advisers and peer advisors play an important role in advising on all aspects of the major.

During the academic year, we have Peer Advising Monday-Friday (hours vary each quarter).

There are two staff undergraduate advisers as well as a faculty director for each of the Economics Department's undergraduate programs.  Please anticipate a response within three-five business days on your emails due to a large volume of inquiries. We appreciate and thank you for your patience in this matter.

Undergraduate Staff Adviser Drop-in Advising hours:

The Economics Department will be moving to remote advising ONLY beginning Wednesday, March 11, 2020, due to the implementation of new campus actions announced by Chancellor Cynthia Larive.

Remote advising is available by email, phone or ZOOM (video-conferencing) during the advising hours listed below. Please call (831-459-2028/831-459-5028), or email to set up an appointment.

Advising hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


  • Graduation Checks (available on student portal)

During the academic year, peer advisers are located in Engineering 2, room 401.

Peer Advising Schedule

Title Name Contact
Staff Undergraduate Adviser Lisa Morgan
Staff Undergraduate Adviser Inga Tromba
Professional Development Coordinator Jasmine Graze
These individuals are responsible for resolving all issues related to advising including the following:
  • determining the acceptance of transfer courses
  • satisfaction of major requirements
  • determining honors in the major
  • handling curricular matters

Field Study Advising hours:
Tuesday, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and 1:00-2:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon or by appointment; (831) 459-5301;

Title Name Contact
Faculty & Chair, Undergraduate Programs Director

Carlos Dobkin

Faculty Business Management Programs Director

Kenneth Kletzer

Faculty Economics Programs Director

Kenneth Kletzer

Faculty Global Economics Program Director

Grace Gu

Faculty Accounting Path Director

Kevin Jones

These individuals are responsible for resolving all issues related to advising including the following:
  • connecting students with independent research and senior thesis opportunities
  • advising for graduate school preparation
  • matching courses with personal and career interests

In addition to the directors and staff advisers, all other economics faculty are available to advise students in any major program. Students are strongly encouraged to avail themselves of these resources.

Interested in declaring a major in economics?
2019-20 Economics GPA Appeal Deadlines

The department conducts a major orientation/department welcome at the beginning of fall quarter, and we participate in the campus summer orientation program.

Declaration of Major Advising Sessions:
All sessions are held in Engineering 2, room 406
2019-20 Declaration of Major Session Schedule

If you are DECLARING YOUR MAJOR, attend a declaration of major advising session and print off the two forms (petition for major/minor and academic planning form).

Please Note: You are advised to bring verification of your grades in ECON 1, 2, and the first calculus course to the Declaration of Major Advising Session. If you do not bring the verification, your form could be delayed up to 48 hours.

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