I WANT TO…….
DECLARE MY MAJOR OR CHANGE MY MAJOR
- If you visit the department and are interested in declaring a single major fill out the form “Declaration of Major”. Go to step 3.
- If you are declaring a double major you will need to fill out the form “Declaration of Double Major”. Go to step 3.
- Fill out the department form for the specific major you are declaring (links below). Fill out this form in addition to the declaration form in step 1 or 2:
- You will need an academic adviser in the Economics and Business Department, so if you need to change or add an adviser ask one of the Economics & Business faculty members to be your advisor and have them sign your change of advisor form as well as your Declaration of Major form.
- If you need assistance finding an adviser you can ask one of the department Academic Administrative Assistants (AAA) or the paraprof in the economics lab for recommendations.
- Once your department advisor has signed your Declaration of Major form, bring all of the required forms to the department AAA to get signatures from the Chair.
- Have your picture taken for the Hall of Fame (ask the department Paraprof in Palmer 118). You look great!
GET MY PICTURE (RE)TAKEN FOR THE HALL OF FAME
- The paraprof in Palmer 118 will take your picture to post in our Hall of Fame.
FIND AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR IN THE DEPARTMENT
- You can ask any faculty to be your advisor, or find out from the office staff who would be a good fit for you and who doesn’t already have too many advisees. To officially change your advisor you must complete the change of advisor form. To complete this form you must obtain signatures from both your current advisor and your new advisor and take it to the registrar.
- If you haven’t declared your major now is the time to do it. We can’t approve classes toward your major if you are undeclared.
- Get approval from the International Study Office in Armstrong Hall, 2nd Floor, west end
- Set up a SUMMIT account:
- Research courses you would like to count toward your major (ECON/ME/IPE).
- Get a full syllabus of the proposed courses and rationale why you want to take this specific course at this location.
- Complete application in SUMMIT which is sent to the Department Chair for approval.
SEE IF MY CREDITS TRANSFER TO MY MAJOR
(AP/IB/TRANSFER FROM ANOTHER COLLEGE)
- Contact the Registrar’s Office to make sure the class(es) are on your transcript
- If you want a transferred class to count toward your major or as a prerequisite for another course in the Economics and Business Department you will need to get a full syllabus of the class in question and send it electronically to the Chair of the Department requesting acceptance of the course for the major. If the Chair approves the course a copy of the request will be placed in the student file that is kept in the Economics and Business Department.
WRITE A THESIS
- Only declared majors that have completed the prerequisites for thesis can sign up for thesis. Thesis is required for Economics and Mathematical Economics majors.
- Attend Thesis meetings prior to senior year. Look for invitations each February.
- Fill out a thesis preference form. This form can be obtained from the Economics and Business Department Administrative Assistants in spring semester of Junior year.
- Submit the thesis preference form by the deadline in spring semester to be assigned a thesis advisor and thesis blocks during your senior year.
- When completing a class schedule for Senior year, leave the assigned thesis blocks blank so the Registrar’s Office can create thesis blocks there. This may take several months. Contact the Registrar with questions if the blocks are not assigned before the 2nd thesis block.
- Students should meet with thesis advisors on the first day of the first thesis block.
CHANGE MY THESIS BLOCKS
- Check with your thesis advisor if you can change blocks
- After you receive approval from your thesis advisor, and if you have a class scheduled in the block you want to change thesis to, drop the conflicting class so the change to your thesis block can be made.
- Ask the Economics and Business Department Office Coordinator to make the changes to your thesis blocks. The Office Coordinator will contact the Registrar with this change information.
TALK TO THE CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT
- Send an email to the Chair asking for an appointment. Be specific and let them know what you want to discuss.
- If you can’t reach the Chair of the Department ask the office staff to assist in setting an appointment for you.
- Many time office hours are posted on the faculty office door. Check for times when you can find the faculty in their office and available.
WHEN IS THE NEXT MEETING FOR THE:
- Student Advisory Board (SAB): Second Thursday of each Block
- Investment Club: 1st three Tuesdays of each Block (I-Club does not meet in the 4th week of the Block)
APPLY FOR A SKILLING GRANT (SPRING OR FALL)
- The Skilling Grant is offered in blocks 3 and 7. Students must develop a specific request and find a faculty sponsor in the Economics and Business Department.
- Students awarded a Skilling Award will present projects in the department Seminar Series in the spring semester before you graduate and/or leave campus.
TELL US WHAT I’M DOING NOW
DONATE TO THE DEPARTMENT
- Send an email to the Chair of the Economics & Business Department, who will be glad to help you!
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