Advising

Welcome to Undergraduate Advising in Economics

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.

For any advising-related questions email econadv@umn.edu or make an appointment

Meet the Advisors

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

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

Peer Advisor Drop-in Hours Fall 2021

Drop-in advising hours are with a peer advisor on Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM CDT and Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT. Drop-in appointments are for quick questions that can be answered in 15 minutes or less and will be held through Zoom.

What kind of questions can be answered in drop-in hours?

  • How to declare an economics major
  • Declare an economics minor
  • Questions regarding peer experience in economics courses
  • Semester planning for economics courses
  • Course access questions
  • Transfer course evaluations questions

Attend virtual drop in hours

Declaring an Econ Major

The 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 Economics Major.

Listserv Account for Economics Majors

The economics department has a mailing list (listserv) for economics majors; the address is econ-maj@umn.edu. All economics students are automatically members of this group. If you are a declared economics major or minor and are not on this list (i.e., you have not been receiving emails from this address), please notify the advisors at econadv@umn.edu.

The department sends out information via the undergraduate student newsletter about special events, seminars, talks, internships, job opportunities, University and/or departmental policies changes and other pertinent information through the listserv. 

Please make sure that you’re consistently checking your UMN x500 email account.

Economics Internships, Jobs, and Opportunities Website

Our students can find internships, jobs, and opportunities related to the field of economics on the Economics Internships, Jobs, and Opportunities website. The site will be updated on a rolling basis. 

Additionally, more opportunities can be found on Handshake at the University of Minnesota, a database of job and internship listings.