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 advisors 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. Our office also has an EAP Peer Advisor once a week during the academic year. (Schedules vary quarter-to-quarter.)

There are two Staff Undergraduate Advisors 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 Advisor Drop-in Advising hours:

The undergraduate advisors will not be available Wednesday, May 23-Friday, May 25.  However, peer advisors will be available to assist students from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Normal advising hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, 1:00-3:00 p.m., in Engineering 2, room 401
ONLY if you have already attended a Declaration of Major Advising Session

  • Declaration of Major (see Declaration of Major Session Schedule below for times)
  • Graduation Checks (available on student portal)

Field Study In-person Advising hours:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00-12:00 noon, 1:00-3:00 p.m., in Engineering 2, room 403C

Peer Advisors are located in Engineering 2, room 401
Peer Advising Schedule

Title Name Contact
Staff Undergraduate Advisor Lisa Morgan
Staff Undergraduate Advisor Inga Tromba
Staff Field Study Advisor Amanda Ketcham
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
Title Name Contact
Faculty & Chair, Undergraduate Programs Director

Carlos Dobkin

Faculty Business Management Programs Director

Dan Friedman

Faculty Economics Programs Director (F)

Donald Wittman

Faculty Economics Programs Director (W, S)

Jeremy West

Faculty Global Economics Program Director (F)

Michael Hutchison

Faculty Global Economics Program Director (W, S)

KC Fung

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 Advisors, 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?
2017-18 Economics GPA Appeal Deadlines

The department conducts a Major Orientation 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
2017-18 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 to the Declaration of Major Advising Session. If you do not bring the verification, your form could be delayed up to 48 hours.