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Advising

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.