Undergraduate Program


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.

Faculty Advisors

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 
Harkness 238B
Monday/Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 3 p.m.– 4 p.m.

Professor Stanley Engerman 
Harkness 203
Wednesday: 2 p.m.– 4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 

Professor Michael Rizzo 
Harkness 236
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

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 econpeeradvisor@gmail.com to get in touch with a peer advisor.

Transfer Credit

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.