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Advising

Undergraduate Advisor for Economics:

Annie Bigley
Tiffany Murphy

4-100A Hanson Hall
econadv@umn.edu

Advising appointments are made online.

Undergraduate Advising

Students are required to meet with an Econ advisor to declare one of the three undergraduate majors (BA, BA-Q, or BS). Econ advisors work with students to discuss course selection, registration, major requirements, transfer credits, and important resources on campus to increase student success and retention.

Students may schedule an appointment with one of the two Econ advisors here: econ.appointments.umn.edu and send questions to the advisors any time at econadv@umn.edu. The advisors will make every effort to answer your questions in a timely manner. When sending an email be sure to include:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your student ID number
  • A brief explanation about your question or concern

 Drop-in Academic Advising 

Tuesdays 9am-11am
Wednesdays 1pm-3pm

Drop-in hours are great for addressing quick (5-15 minute) questions or concerns related to economics, as well as minor declarations. Issues appropriate for drop-in advising include:

  • Quick questions about academic requirements
  • Review of a semester class schedule 
  • Questions related to Econ minors
  • APAS questions
  • Short questions and answers
  • Campus referrals

We do not do extensive reviews of student records during Drop-ins; questions related to long-term degree planning or learning abroad planning will be referred to an appointment. You may also request assistance via e-mail to econadv@umn.edu.

Declaring an Econ Major

The Econ advisors will guide students through the major declaration process. In order to declare an Economics major, students must successfully complete the preparatory courses. To learn more about prerequisites and declaring the major please refer to the Declaring an Econ Major.

Listserv Account for Economics Majors

The department has set-up a listserv account for economics majors; the address is econ-maj@umn.edu. It is maintained by the Econ Advisors. All Economics majors are automatically members of this account. If you are an Economics major and are not on this list, please notify the advisors at econadv@umn.edu.

The department sends out information about special events, seminars, talks, internships, job opportunities, university and/or departmental policies changes related to the Economics major, and other pertinent information on this listserv. Students can also hold discussions with their peers about economics and related issues. All Economics majors are responsible for information relayed to them via this listserv.

If you use an email account that is different from your University x500 account, please make sure you forward all messages.