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Academic Advising

Suzanne Dougherty,
Lauren Schroeder, Willie Roman

Economics Academic Advisors

2121 North Hall

Undergraduate Advising Services

The economics undergraduate office is here to help you with all things related to your major. You also have a College Advisor to help you with all areas outside of the major.

Some of our services

Change of Major Petitions | Course Questions | Major Requirements

Schedules | Substitutions | Petitions | Study Abroad

Peer Advising | Clarification of Department Policies & Procedures

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Economics Pre-Major Requirements

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  • Please review the 2019-20 Econ major sheet for requirements.

Economics Major Sheet
UD Major Requirements

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The Pre-Economics Major

As a Pre-Economics major at UCSB, it is important that you understand the pre-major requirements that must be met in order to be accepted into the full major.

  • Econ 1, 2, and 10A must be completed with a 2.85 GPA.
  • We do not use community college or non-UC grades in our pre-major GPA.
  • UC ECON course grades are the only ones that are used to calculate the pre-major GPA so you’ll need to earn a B in 10A.
  • Econ 1 and 2 must have been completed prior to transferring to UCSB.
  • The two required calculus classes for the major must have been taken prior to coming to UCSB.

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Economics
Suggested Transfer Schedule

What classes to take for fall?

You all have 1 or 2 classes left to complete the pre-major.

  • No grade may be lower than a C in any pre-major class taken at UC
  • You cannot take any upper division Econ courses yet
  • We suggest you enroll in three 4-5 unit classes your first quarter
  • PSTAT 109 & Econ 10A for most of you! Decide whether to take one or both.

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The Pre-Economics Major

Statistics Requirement

The statistics requirement must be completed at UCSB. Most pre-economics majors will take PSTAT 109, or you may also take PSTAT 120A if you have met the math prerequisites for the course.

  • You should enroll for PSTAT 109 or 120A in your first summer or fall term.
  • If necessary, you can take the statistics class in winter quarter.
  • Please review the 2019-20 major sheet for grade requirement.

Upper Division Writing Course

  • The upper division writing course may be taken any time before graduation. It does not need to be taken before you declare the full major.

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Course Planning & Pre-reqs

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Econ & Accounting
Pre-Major Requirements

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  • Please review the 2019-20 Econ & Accounting major sheet for requirements.

Econ & Accounting Major Sheet
UD Major Requirements

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The Pre-Economics & Accounting Major

As a Pre-Economics major at UCSB, it is important that you understand the pre-major requirements that must be met in order to be accepted into the full major.

  • Econ 1, 2, 3A, 3B, and 10A must be completed with a 2.85 GPA. We do not use community college or non-UC grades in our pre-major GPA.
  • Econ 1 and 2 must have been completed prior to transferring to UCSB.
  • The two required calculus classes for the major must have been taken prior to coming to UCSB.
  • It is helpful if Econ 3A and 3B are completed prior to transferring to UCSB, but this is not required.

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Economics & Accounting
Suggested Transfer Schedule

What classes to take for fall?

You all have 1 to 4 classes left to complete the pre-major.

  • No grade may be lower than a C in any pre-major class taken at UC
  • You cannot take any upper division Econ courses yet
  • We suggest you enroll in three 4-5 unit classes your first quarter
  • PSTAT 109 & Econ 10A for most of you! Decide whether to take one or both.

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John - To be a full time student you’ll need to enroll in 12 units. We suggest you plan for taking three 4-5 unit classes

John - transfer students should enroll in 10A for the first time no later than fall

John - while taking 10A, they should sign up for an extra class until they know which classes they want to stay in. It is much easier to drop a class after the quarter starts than to add one.

John - For Econ/Accounting, there are some students with as many as 4 pre-major classes remaining (Econ 3A/3B/10A and PSTAT 109). Also for Econ/Accounting, if students wait until the end of winter to enter the major, they must take 136ABC and 118 in sequence every quarter in order to graduate on time (unless they can catch up in summer school).

The Pre-Economics & Accounting Major

Statistics Requirement

The statistics requirement must be completed at UCSB. Most pre-economics majors will take PSTAT 109, or you may also take PSTAT 120A if you have met the math prerequisites for the course.

  • You should enroll for PSTAT 109 or 120A in your first summer or fall term.
  • If necessary, you can take the statistics class in winter quarter.
  • Please review the 2019-20 major sheet for grade requirement.

Upper Division Writing Course

  • The upper division writing course may be taken any time before graduation. It does not need to be taken before you declare the full major.

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Course Planning & Pre-reqs

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GOLD “New Student Profile”

The UCSB Admissions office prepares a document called a ‘New Student Profile’ for every new transfer student. Please check GOLD to determine if yours is ready. This can take several months so please be patient.

  • If yours is not yet ready, the only way to clear prerequisites for Econ 10A and/or PStat 109 in fall quarter is to send a copy of your unofficial transcript(s) to ugrad@econ.ucsb.edu & ugrad@math.ucsb.edu as soon as possible OR turn in a hard copy. (please do not do both)

  • Please include your UCSB PERM#
  • If you have already done this for summer classes, you do not need to send them again.

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GOLD “Course History”

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If your new student profile is complete you can view your “Course History” in GOLD to see how your CCC courses articulate to UCSB as equivalent.

GOLD “Degree Audit”

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Use “Degree Audit” in GOLD to view all University and major requirements. This will show your progress toward completing your degree.

GOLD “Waitlist” Tips

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When adding to the waitlist, students should select all of the sections that will work for their schedule. Students can add themselves to the waitlist even if they do not meet the course requirements (e.g. missing prerequisites, major limitations, level limitations, etc.); however, the Auto-Add feature will not add the course until the missing requirements are resolved.

  • To waitlist a course you must be enrolled in 12 units
  • You may wish to “link” your waitlist course to a course on your schedule. If you’re added to the class the linked course will be dropped.

What’s different for Transfers?

  • Adjusting from the semester to quarter system
  • Faster pace with no time to adjust
  • Time management
  • Building a new network

  • You are not yet in the major
  • Need to meet the 2.85 GPA requirement with fewer courses
  • Community college course grades are not used in the pre-major GPA calculations

What can you do to get on track (NOW)?

Transfer pre-major GPA:

Transfer Challenges:

Go to class | Get Involved | Use ALL resources available

 Manage your time wisely | Take care of yourself | Stay informed!

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Please take a look at your quarter schedule handout to see just how fast the quarter will go.

Time Management

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Fall quarter will move fast!

On a 12 month calendar fall quarter seems to span 4 months, when in reality there are just a few days included from September and December.

Be strategic with the use of your time and plan ahead.

Effective time management combined with good study skills are crucial to your success.

Senior Survey

Top 6 Resources to Succeed!

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  • TA and Professor Office Hours
  • CLAS - FREE Campus Learning Assistance Services for 10A & more
  • Transfer Student Center FREE 10A tutoring
  • College of Letters & Science Advising
  • Econ Undergraduate Advising Office
  • Career Connection

TA and professor office hours should be attended first when there are questions on Econ 10A.

Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS)

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What is CLAS? http://clas.sa.ucsb.edu/

CLAS is a free campus resource available to all students. Four categories

of tutorial services are provided:

  • Tutorial Groups are course-specific, require advanced enrollment, and generally meet twice a week. Regular attendance is required to maintain enrollment.
  • Drop-In tutorial labs are subject-specific and do not require advanced sign-up. CLAS does offer assistance to students taking Econ 10A.
  • Workshops are one-time small group sessions on academic skills and strategies.
  • Individual Appointments are 30 to 60 minute one-on-one sessions with writing and academic skills specialists and tutors.

Space fills up fast so signup on the first day of classes.

CLAS also offers individual appointments and workshops on developing new study strategies and effective time management.

The 11 week quarter schedule handout is just one example of time management tools made available by CLAS

CLAS Drop-in for 10A & Pstat

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CLAS also offers individual appointments and workshops on developing new study strategies and effective time management.

The 11 week quarter schedule handout is just one example of time management tools made available by CLAS

Transfer Student Center (TSC)

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What is the TSC?

The Center is home to two full-time academic advisors from the College of Letters & Science, peer mentors, and departmental partners who are able to help transfer students transition successfully to UCSB.

  • Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and are located on the first floor of the UCSB Library.

FREE Econ 10A tutoring at TSC

In collaboration with the Department of Economics, the Transfer Student Center offers transfer students the opportunity to drop-in for Econ10A tutoring with an Economics peer tutor. Hours are held at in theTSC Conference Room (UCSB Library 1582B).

Transfer Student Center 10A Tutors

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Preparing for Econ 10A

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10A - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

There are several things you can do to prepare for Econ 10A, which is a critical course for entrance into the full major:

  • Try out the problem set on the handout (preparing for 10A) Derivatives/graphing straight lines.
  • Start reading your textbook! Read chapters 1-6 before the first lecture. The book is available through the UCSB Bookstore. It is Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus, First Edition, by Hal R. Varian.
  • Take advantage of TA and Professor Office Hours.
  • Sign up for FREE CLAS tutorial groups and/or attend drop-in sessions during the quarter in which you take Econ 10A.
  • Go to FREE Econ 10A tutoring offered through the UCSB Transfer Center.

TA and professor office hours should be attended first when there are questions on Econ 10A.

How to Declare Your Major?

Change of Major Petition

During the quarter you’re enrolled in your last pre-major class (usually Econ 10A, Econ 3B, and/or PStat 109), please stop by the economics undergraduate office in 2121 North Hall to complete a “change of major” petition.

  • It’s important to know this does not happen automatically.
  • Complete the petition by the end of week 8 to guarantee timely processing.
  • You will not see your major change in GOLD for approximately 4-6 weeks, as it takes the Registrar’s Office approximately that long to process the paperwork.
  • Questions about this process can be sent to ugrad@econ.ucsb.edu or answered in person when you visit us to complete the petition.
  • For detailed information please visit: https://econ.ucsb.edu/undergraduate/how-to-declare-a-major

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When you are ready for the Change of Major Petition, you must do this by the end of week 8 in order to guarantee timely processing.

For more details please visit our website https://econ.ucsb.edu/undergraduate/how-to-declare-a-major

Questions?

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Career Connection

Presented by

TBA

Career Connection Program Coordinator

2119 North Hall

What is Career Connection?

  • The ONLY department that has a dedicated & specialized career office - we are different from Career Services
  • We cover the basics: Resumes, Cover Letters, Career & Graduate School Advising, & CPA Advising
  • We connect students with Alumni to learn more about potential careers
  • We run professional development & skills-based programs
  • Check out our website for resume templates & other important info:

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ACCOUNTING | BUSINESS| CONSULTING | EDUCATION | FINANCE | GOVERNMENT DATA ANALYTICS | TECH | LAW | MARKETING | PUBLIC POLICY | SALES

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ACCOUNTING | BUSINESS| CONSULTING | EDUCATION | FINANCE | GOVERNMENT DATA ANALYTICS | TECH | LAW | MARKETING | PUBLIC POLICY | SALES

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What’s different for Transfers?

  • Be YOURSELF when talking with recruiters
  • Get involved EARLY
  • Don’t give up after fall quarter!

  • You do not yet have a UCSB GPA
  • You are not yet in the major
  • Your #1 priority is getting into the major

Why is it important to get involved (EARLY)?

In the Fall recruiting season:

How can you improve your chances of receiving an internship?

Meet students with similar interests | Build a network | Interact with alumni

 Build your resume| Make yourself stand out | Gain leadership experience

Discover your interests| Stay informed!

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Student Clubs & Organizations

Financial Analysis & Management Education

Future Business Leaders of America

Investment Advisory Committee

Latino Business Association

Management Consulting Group

TAMID 

Undergraduate Accounting Society​

& MANY MORE!!!

Actuarial Association

Alpha Kappa Psi

American Marketing Association

Data Science Club

Delta Sigma Pi

Entrepreneurs Association

Economics Club

Finance Connection

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Programs & Activities

  • Transfer Tutors
  • Gretler Fellows
  • Peer Advisors
  • PwC Programming Module
  • Lunch with Alums
  • Data Hack: Data Science Boot Camp and Competition
  • Career Connection Fellowship & Spring Speaker Series
  • Research Opportunities

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I’m overwhelmed.

Our website has all of the information & more: econ.ucsb.edu

Get important emails:

  • Important Department Information & General University Info:
    • Economics Department Listserv – econ.ucsb.edu
  • Anything & Everything Career-related (and jobs, too!):
    • Economics Career Connection Blog – ucsbecon.com
  • Handshake: UCSB’s Job & Internship Site (sign up for notifications):
    • Handshake - ucsb.joinhandshake.com

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Important Dates

PASS 2 - Priority Transfer Registration

August 19 | 70 hours | Priority PASS 2

(For students who completed the the transfer online module by the deadline of August 2)

PASS 2 - Transfer Registration

Early September TBA

The Gauntlet (Accounting)

Oct 4 | 10am - 5pm| Loma Pelona Center

Meet the Firms (Accounting)

Oct 11 | 3pm - 6pm | UCSB Events Center

Econ EAP Study Abroad Info Session

Oct 14 |  5pm - 6pm | North Hall 2111

Fall Career & Internship Fair (All Majors)

Oct 16 | 10am -2pm | UCSB Events Center

Graduate & Professional Schools Day

Nov 6 | 10am - 2pm | Outside Career Services

Economics Transfer Reception* |  Sept 24  |  4pm – 5pm | North Hall Courtyard

*Come at 3:00 PM for Transfer CPA Info Session | *Come at 3:30 PM for the Transfer Student Panel

Department Information Sessions:

Econ Pre-major Advising/ Econ Career Advising

TBA |  TBA | North Hall 1110

Econ & Acct Pre-major Advising/ CPA Advising

TBA |  TBA | North Hall 1110

2019-20 Transfer Orientation Ugrad & CC - Google Slides