Do I need to have completed Econometrics by the start of my senior year?
Short answer: Yes.
There used to be a requirement for a "Senior Seminar." What happened to it?
The senior seminar has been replaced with the 400-level course. You must take at least two 400-level courses to complete your degree requirements. Honors candidates must take at least three.
I received a 4 on the AB or BC Calculus AP. Does this count for my Math-035 requirement?
I received a 5 on the Statistics AP. Does this count for Econ Stat (121)?
No. The AP exam does not cover all of the topics that are included in Econ Stats.
I received a 5 on the Micro AP or the Macro AP. Does this count in lieu of the appropriate Intro course (001 or 002)?
Yes. A 4 on either AP does not count.
Choosing an Advisor
I am about to declare a major in economics. How do I select and advisor?
The default advisor is the Director of Undergraduate Studies. You can always have your forms signed by the Undergraduate Coordinator.
Substituting One Course for Another
Can I substitute for Econ-121?
If you are a major in SFS, the answer is no. While Economics majors are encouraged to take ECON-121, students who have taken Math-040 or Math- 140 will be given credit for ECON-121 up to the class of 2016. Starting with the Class of 2017, Math-040 and Math-140 will no longer count as substitute and all economics majors must take ECON-121.
Econ Minors (college only), you can substitute Econ-121 with Math-040.
Econ Minors (MSB), you can substitute Econ-121 with OPIM-174.
How Can I Fit It All In?
I am a second semester sophomore, have just discovered economics and plan to major in it. I am also planning to spend my junior year abroad. How can I meet my requirements?
You have a problem. Summer school can help: both Macro and Micro Theory are offered at GU’s summer school. The stumbling blocks are Econ Stats and Econometrics. See the Undergraduate Coordinator to see what options you have.
All majors(2006 and after) are required to take at least two (2) 400-level courses.
Can I take a 400-level course during my junior year?
If you have the prerequisites, we encourage you to do so.
Complaints about Grades
I received a grade that seems unfair. How do I appeal it?
The first step is to appeal in writing directly to the professor. If the outcome of that is not satisfactory and you wish to pursue the matter, write a letter to Professor Behzad Diba. Your letter should include the grade received, the details of the complaint and the professor’s response to the first appeal.