Undergraduate Academic Programs

Economics is a versatile major that develops analytical and quantitative abilities while learning about the functioning of the economy. A degree in economics is a good way to prepare for a wide range of career options. Economics examines how individuals and societies choose to employ scarce resources; it is not simply the study of money, as is sometimes mistakenly believed. The department offers elective courses on everything from government regulation of the economy to the economics of crime.

The Economics Department offers the following undergraduate degrees:

The department also offers a minor in economics and opportunities for graduating with Special Honors. For more information on undergraduate program requirements, please click on the links provided.

For major/minor declarations, transfer credit approvals, or a letter request, please
contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), Professor Tien.

Fall 2019 registration issues, including obtaining RTF signatures, please contact the Senior Secretary, Cristin Guinan-Wiley.

Contact Information:
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Hall of Government 307
Phone: 202-994-8083

Summer 2019 Office Hours

Spring 2019 office hours are over. Official office hours will resume during the fall semester. There may be limited office hours available between now and the fall semester when Professor Tien is on campus, you can check this link for details.

Academic Department Administrator
Cristin Guinan-Wiley
Phone: 202-994-6150

Economics Honor Society

ODE Economics Honors Society Website

Want to network with other economics students at GW? Join GW's Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society, the largest honor society in the United States. The society includes many notable scholars, professionals, and world leaders.