All undergraduates are required to see
an advisor periodically. Ideally, you should see your advisor every
semester, but you should plan on seeing you advisor at least once a
year. You advisor will go through the requirements of the major with a
folder that the department has designed. In particular, make sure not
to delay taking the quantitative sequence until the last minute.
For more information, you might also
want to look at the Frequently Asked Questions on our advising web page. Probably the
single most frequently asked question is "What can I do with an
Economics major?" The answer is: a lot. The major in our department
is designed for liberal arts students and gives students a great deal
of flexibility. You can take more math or computer courses, have a
minor in business, international relations or any other subject
offering minors or even pursue a second major.
Once you are done an economics major
is well suited for graduate study in Business, Law, Public Policy or,
of course, Economics. If you are thinking about graduate schools, you
might want to look at the
Colleges and University Rankings. This web page contains links to
a comprehensive array of graduate and undergraduate school rankings
including law schools, business schools and economics departments.
If you don't want to go on to graduate
school, what good is economics? Most employers are looking for people
who have good computer and quantitative skills and who can use these
skills effectively to communicate with others both in the form of
written reports and oral presentations. An economics major provides
you with a solid background in all of these areas.