Welcome to the UCLA Department of Economics. The undergraduate major in economics is one of the most popular offered at UCLA. It is a competitive major providing students with rigorous training in both theoretical and empirical approaches to real world problems. In doing so, we equip our students with the skills needed for successful careers in a variety of fields including government, industry, and finance. More broadly, an economics degree encourages students to think critically about the world around them and provides a framework in which to analyze human behavior. Our major also serves as excellent preparation for advanced degrees in many fields.

This site contains a great deal of information relevant to the undergraduate economics major. We encourage you to visit it often for answers to your questions about our different majors, honors programs, tutors, scholarship opportunities and much more.

We also encourage you to check out the Econ Undergraduate F.A.Q. and follow us on , or contact the Economics Undergraduate Counseling Office. Please refer to the Department of Economics 2014-2015 Undergraduate Handbook for more information


  Drop-in Counseling: Bunche Hall 2263
  Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  E-mail: ug-counselor@econ.ucla.edu

Econ Alert!

Do you know if you need to take Econ 103? Is is true there are no PTE's for economics courses? Then sign up for Econ-Alert now! Econ-Alert is the only place you will get crucial and accurate information on issues that you care about regarding your major. Updates such as changes in policies, deadlines, scholarships, etc, are sent to you by this e-mail service. To join, send an e-mail to listserv@econ.ucla.edu with the words subscribe econ-alert "your name" (don't include the quotation marks) in the body of the message. You will receive a confirmation and additional information by e-mail.

Economics Career Network

Are you looking for an internship? Do you want leads for a job? If so, Economics Career Network is for you! Econ-CareerNet is an e-mail service that will send you e-mail notices from companies announcing opportunities for students. To enroll, send an e-mail to listserv@econ.ucla.edu with the words subscribe econ-careernet "your name" (don't include the quotation marks) in the body of the message. You will be e-mailed a confirmation.