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Students who are interest ed in a B.A. in Economics or a B.S. in Financial Economics, the BA/MA or BS/MA programs, or minors in either Economics or International Economics offered by the department should contact the department for assignment of an advisor. You may request a particular faculty member to serve as your advisor, or one of the department’s administrative assistants will assist you in selecting an advisor. The department’s main offices are rooms 343 and 338 in the Public Policy Building. The office phone is (410) 455-2160.

Students who are interested in applying for an Accounting or Finance certificate should see Mrs. Jeanne St.Martin, Director of Accounting in the Economics Department, for advising. Her office is located in room 342 of the Public Policy Building. Her office phone is (410) 455-2178. Requirements for each of these certificate programs can be obtained from Crystal Proctor in room 343, or via the links below.

Students interested in ECAD courses and certificates in Management Science or MBA Prep should contact the Information Systems Department; Students interested in the Public Administration certificate should contact the Political Science Department; and Students who are interested in the Personnel and Industrial Psychology Certificate should contact the Psychology Department.

The advising process is designed to help students determine their field(s) of interest within economics and select courses most related to their career path. UMBC has mandatory advising for undergraduates. This means that each semester, you must see your academic advisor to receive authorization to register.

Students are required to declare a major and any minor and/or certificate by filing a declaration of major form in the Advisement Center. You may change your major at any time or declare a second major, minor, or certificate program by filing a new form in the Advisement Center.

The links below contain summary sheets of the requirements for the B.A. in Economics and the B.S. in Financial Economics degrees, the minors in Economics and International Economics, and the Accounting and Finance certificate programs. You can use these sheets to keep track of your progress.

Please note: The printed course catalog contains the official listing of program requirements and takes precedence over information listed on this site. Should you discover a discrepancy between the printed catalog and any information posted on this site, please contact the department.

  • B.A. Requirements (pdf)
  • B.S. Requirements (pdf)
  • Minor in Economics (pdf)
  • Minor in International Economics (pdf)
  • Certificate in Accounting (pdf)
  • Certificate in Finance (pdf)
  • Certificate in Management Accounting (CMA Exam Preparation, pdf)
  • Auditing for Information Systems Certificate (pdf)