Current Economics Majors

Advising for Enrolled Students

Congratulations you've declared an economics major in the College of Business and Economics. Now that you've gotten this far you need to plan your next steps. Now that you've gotten this far you need to:

  • Plan your course of study
  • Register for courses
  • Apply for graduation

Advising Topics

1. Plan of Study

Your first job as a new economics major is to plan your course of study. These plans will help you define your objectives and they will also help us to plan the course schedule so that most students can get the classes they want. 

Plans of Study - Economics Majors

 

2. Registration

As a new student registration can be intimidating. We're here to help you through the process assist you in getting the classes you want so you can graduate on time. To help you through this process please see the CBE registration page.

 

3. Internship

Internships can be rewarding in many ways. As it is becomes harder and harder to apply for a job with only a college degree in this competitive economy, most companies are now looking for people with real world experience. Download theMicrosoft Office document icon INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES.doc for more information.

 

4. Senior Evaluation Procedures - Applying for Graduation

Congratulations! You've excelled in your classes and are almost ready to graduate. Be sure to submit your graduation paperwork at least two quarters prior to your final quarter. If you are graduating in June you will need to submit your paperwork before the end of fall quarter. Deadlines are listed on the Degree Application found on the Registrar's website.

About one month before applying for graduation, you should contact the department to set up an appointment with the Chair for a senior evaluation. You must bring the following documentation to your appointment:

  • A completed Plan of Study (see #1 above) with grades of completed courses and notation of when the remaining courses will be taken. Course offerings can be obtained from ClassFinder.
  • A completed "File Senior Evaluation Form"

 

Financial Economics Majors must bring a copy of their signed "Finance Advising Form," which they received when they met with Dr. Earl Benson.

The Chair of the Department of Economics will not meet with you unless all of the documentation is presented at the time of the appointment. At your appointment, the Chair will review the documentation and sign the appropriate form, which you will then submit to the Registrar's Office in Old Main 230.

5. Student Petition Form 
For students requesting to petition a grade please use the following form: Student Petition Department of Economics
 

Contact Us

Dr. Steve Henson
Department Chair

Diane Brearley 
Academic Department Manager
Department of Economics
Parks Hall 315 
Phone: (360) 650-3910 
Diane.Brearley@wwu.edu