Declaring Your Major
When you are ready to declare your major you must print an unofficial copy of your transcript and bring it with you. Students can access their unofficial transcript through Blackboard. An advisor will not sign your form without your transcript.
Advisors welcome the opportunity to answer questions concerning educational and career planning, and how economics fits into both. Faculty advisors are available for consultation during weekday office hours and by appointment. For questions concerning specific college rules and regulations, students should see the main department office or the College Center for Advising Services.
The undergraduate faculty advisors are available:
Professor Michael Wolkoff
Monday/Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 3 p.m.– 4 p.m.
Professor Stanley Engerman
Wednesday: 2 p.m.– 4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Professor Michael Rizzo
Friday: 9 a.m.–11 a.m. (walk-in)
Friday: 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (sign-up)
Students can sign up for appointment on Monday and Wednesday using the online schedule system.
Peer advisors are there for students looking to speak to a fellow student about major advice. See the College Center for Advising Services website for a complete list of peer advisors. Students can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with a peer advisor.
A maximum of three transfer courses can be used to fulfill the major. For students transferring with junior status and above, a minimum of five economics courses must be taken at University of Rochester.
- Students requesting transfer credit should obtain the catalogue, the course descriptions or the syllabus of the course they plan to take. These materials should be brought to the undergraduate coordinator in Harkness 238.
- Economics courses at other institutions can transfer for elective credit only if they have a prerequisite of principles of economics.
- Washington Semester and British Politics Semester do not provide concentration credit in economics. However, economics courses taken in conjunction with these courses can provide transfer credit. Washington Semester and British Politics Semester may count as allied field courses.
- Summer courses offered by the University of Rochester do not require transfer credit approval.
- Transfer credit for ECO 108 requires a course (or courses) that cover(s) both principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics.
- Students passing the Cambridge International Economics curriculum at the A level can receive credit for ECO 108.
- AP credit will be awarded for ECO 108 for students who receive a 4 or higher on the microeconomics portion and a 3 or higher on the macroeconomics portion.
- For students who have taken International Baccalaureate degrees and who have taken the Economics test:
- A grade of 4 can be placed into ECO 207 without credit for ECO 108.
- A grade of 5 or more will receive credit for ECO 108 and can be placed into ECO 207.