College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Economics

Become an Econ Major/Minor
If you are looking at this page right now, then you're probably interested in the economics program.

Great!  This is a perfect start.  We will take care of you. 

This page will help you become an economics major or minor, or to double major in economics and another discipline. If you have other inquiries about the economics major, please contact Dr. Cristian Pardo (cpardo@sju.edu)

 

HOW TO SELECT ECONOMICS AS YOUR MAJOR?

For undeclared social science or business majors:

- First, print this form and follow these short steps:

- Fill out the information on the top of the form

- In point 1, write “undeclared social science or business (whatever applies)” after “from” and “economics” after “to.”  If you have taken ILC (integrated learning component) courses, please list them. Sign and date.

- Once you are done with point 1, you should take this form to your “freshman advisor.” Tell him or her that you want to become an econ major.  Your advisor should check the box next to “recommended” in point 2, write a comment (comments are optional, so don’t worry if he or she writes nothing), sign and date.

- Then, bring this form to us (BL 107). Tell Dori you want to become an economics major and that you need Dr. Liebman’s signature (point 3).  If Dr. Liebman (the chair of our department) is not in, Dori will take you to some other faculty that is currently in his or her office.  They can sign that form on behalf of Dr. Liebman, discuss with you the requirements for the major, list the additional ILC courses you may have to take (if any), write a comment, check the box next to “recommended,” sign and date.  If you know a full-time faculty member of the economics department that you would like to have as your advisor, write his or her name where it says “Name of the new Major Advisor who has been assigned.”

- Finally, take this form to the CAS Advising Support Center (BL 122) and drop it off for approval.  You will be notified via email when your request has been approved. WELCOME!

For those who want to change to economics from another major:

- Print this form and follow these short steps:

- Fill out the information on the top of the form

- In point 1, write your current major after “from” and “economics” after “to.”  If you have taken ILC (integrated learning component) courses, please list them. Sign and date.

- Once you are done with point 1, you should take this form to the office of your current major and request speaking to its department chair (many times, other faculty members can do this if the chair is not present). Tell him or her that you want to become an economics major so you need him or her to sign off on that. He or she will probably ask some question to make sure you’re making a good and informed decision.  This person should check the box next to “recommended” in point 2, write a comment (comments are optional, so don’t worry if he or she writes nothing), sign and date.

- Then, bring this form to us (BL 107). Tell Dori you want to become an economics major and that you need Dr. Liebman’s signature (point 3).  If Dr. Liebman (the chair of our department) is not in, Dori will take you to some other faculty that is currently in his or her office.  They can sign that form on behalf of Dr. Liebman, discuss with you the requirements for the major, list the additional ILC courses you may have to take (if any), write a comment, check the box next to “recommended,” sign and date.  If you know a full-time faculty member of the economics department that you would like to have as your advisor, write his or her name where it says “Name of the new Major Advisor who has been assigned.”

- Finally, take this form to the CAS Advising Support Center (BL 122) and drop it off for approval.  You will be notified via email when your request has been approved. WELCOME!

 

HOW TO DOUBLE MAJOR IN ECONOMICS AND ANOTHER DISCIPLINE?

If currently you are an econ major and would like add another major:

Print this form and follow these short steps:
- Fill out the information on the top of the form
- In point 1, state your intended secondary major, sign and date.
- Take this form to the department of your intended secondary major.  They will help you fill out the rest of the form.
 
If currently you are not an econ major and would like add economics as double major:
 
Print this form and follow these short steps:
- Fill out the information on the top of the form
- In point 1, state that your intended secondary major is Economics. Sign and date.
- Then, bring this form to us (BL 107). Tell Dori you want to add economics as your second major and that you need to talk to Dr. Liebman (the chair of our department) in order to fill out part 2 of the form.  There are a few things that you should go over with Dr. Liebman, such as the courses you’ve taken so far, what course you would need to take in order to graduate with an economics major, including some Integrated Learning Component (ILC) courses that you might still need to take. If Dr. Liebman is not in, Dori will take you to some other faculty that is currently in his or her office.  They can help you with the form and have it signed on behalf of Dr. Liebman, write a comment, check the box next to “recommended,” sign and date.  If you know a full-time faculty member of the economics department that you would like to have as your secondary advisor, write his or her name where it says “Assigned secondary major advisor.”
- Finally, take this form to the CAS Advising Support Center (BL 122) and drop it off for approval.  You will be notified via email when your request has been approved.

 

HOW TO MINOR IN ECONOMICS?

You need to course ECN 101 and ECN 102 plus four (4) additional ECN courses numbered 300 level or higher. Once you've done that, print this form and follow these short steps:
- Fill out the information, including the ECN courses  you have taken
- Sign
- Bring this form to us (BL 107) with a copy of your transcript. Tell Dori you want to become an economics minor and that you need Dr. Liebman’s signature.  If Dr. Liebman (the chair of our department) is not in, Dori will take you to some other faculty that is currently in his or her office.  They can sign that form on behalf of Dr. Liebman.

 
If you need immediate assistance on these issues, please contact Dr. Cristian Pardo (cpardo@sju.edu)