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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

Note:  Due to changes in University
policy, appointments will be held via
Zoom for the spring and
summer 2021 terms.

Make An Appointment

Declare a Major


Drop-In Academic Advising

Spring 2021 drop-in peer advising
hours are Wednesdays from
9:00 AM -  11:00 AM CST.

Drop-in appointments are for
quick questions that can be
answered in 15 minutes or less. 

For questions regarding availability
and for the meeting Zoom link 
please email


Meet the Advisors

Annie Bigley, Academic Advisor
Annie Bigley, Academic Advisor

Annie Bigley, Academic Advisor

Annie joined CLA as an academic advisor in the economics department in June 2018 after completing her master's in education from Hamline University that same spring.  Prior to this role, she spent 10 years working in both undergraduate and graduate admissions roles.  Annie is excited to be working with our economics students as they plan and work towards their academic and professional goals.



Tiffany Murphy, Academic Advisor
Tiffany Murphy, Academic Advisor

Tiffany Murphy, Academic Advisor

Tiffany has been an academic advisor in the economics department since June 2017.  She has a master's degree in counseling and student personnel from Minnesota State University, Mankato and more than 10 years of higher education experience in academic advising and student services.  Tiffany is grateful for the opportunity to advocate and support this globally diverse and quantitatively driven student population.

Students may schedule an appointment with one of the two advisors and send questions to them at any time at 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 of your question or concern

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 Econ Major.

Listserv Account for Economics Majors

The department has set up a listserv account for economics majors; the address is It is maintained by the 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

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 that you forward all messages.