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- SEA, Stanford Economics Association
The purposes of the Economics Department's undergraduate major are to acquaint students with the economic aspects of modern society, to familiarize them with techniques for the analysis of contemporary economic problems, and to develop in them an ability to exercise judgment in evaluating public policy.
While many Economics majors ultimately seek a postgraduate degree in business, law, medicine or economics, some enter the labor market immediately after graduation. Our students tend to be very successful and in great demand. Undergraduate economics is a liberal arts subject, but the training it offers in systematic analysis of costs and benefits and in rational decision-making by individuals and organizations provides good preparation for careers in law, education, business and government.
Please note: Students must first be admitted to Stanford University by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. http://admission.stanford.edu/
Once admitted to Stanford, students may declare Economics as their major after meeting the Department of Economics prerequisites.
The following Information Book is for students considering the Economics Major or Minor.