Economics Field Study Program

Economics Field Study Program

Economics field study program provides economics students with a practical context in which they can start to integrate course material into work experience. Students work in a setting where they are trained and supervised by a professional in the business or organizational setting of their field study experience.

 Student requirements to be eligible

  • Junior or senior standing (by the time you start your internship)
  • Declared economics or economics combined majors at UC Santa Cruz
  • Passed economics 100A, 100B, and 113 (intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, and introduction to econometrics) by the time you start your internship
  • In good academic standing 

Students are partnered with a faculty member of UC Santa Cruz Economics Department. This faculty sponsor provides guidance and encouragement to help the student blend knowledge and skill acquired in economics courses with the training and experience they receive in the field placement. The outcome is a final project/paper determined and developed with the student and sponsor together.

Economics field study program is available every quarter for students to earn academic credit while working in an internship in the community and to earn credit for the Practice: Service Learning (PR-S) general education requirement here at University of California, Santa Cruz.

  • UC Santa Cruz economics field study program earns academic credit for graduation, but does not count for credit earned for your academic major requirements.
  • Economics field study program is offered for credit as pass/no pass only.

Attend an orientation session to learn more 

You must apply the quarter before your field study begins, so plan ahead! We strongly encourage you to attend an orientation session. 

  • Applications for spring 2023 field study closed on February 3, 2023.
  • Upcoming orientation session for Summer 2023 - TBD

Start your job research today

  • Connect with UC Santa Cruz Career Center to get a headstart developing your work place interests and complete a career assessment.  

Field Study Coordinator 

Email: to request a Zoom appointment for advising. 


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