How to declare

The Econ Major declaration process is online.  This information will help the  Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), Professor Frank Wolak, and your advisor.  The declaration process requires that you meet at least once with your advisor but, of course, you are encouraged to meet regularly and take advantage of the opportunity to develop a relationship with your advisor, who is a respected expert in the field of economics.

These are the steps to declare the Econ Major:

  • Complete the online Econ Major Declaration form and submit it to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Frank Wolak.

  • Professor Wolak will send you an email with the name of your Econ advisor.

  • Make an appointment to meet with the advisor to go over your declaration form and ask the advisor to email mzhang12 [at], approving your plan.

  • Declare in Axess.

  • Meet with the Undergraduate Student Services Officer, Maggie Zhang, in the Econ Academic Office or via Zoom and she will approve your declaration on Axess. 

  • PLEASE NOTE: You must declare by the end of the quarter prior to the quarter of your graduation. You may not declare during the summer quarter, last week of autumn or winter quarter or last two weeks of spring quarter.