Area of Focus
  • Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • Business
Degrees Offered
  • B.A.
Academic Division
  • Social Sciences
Department
  • Economics

Program overview

Global economics is an interdisciplinary major designed to prepare students to participate in the global economy; the program aims to deepen students’ knowledge of economics within a culturally and linguistically diverse world. The major is particularly useful to students contemplating careers at home or overseas in international relations, in international business, or with international organizations. Hence, the major requires overseas study, regional area study, and second-language proficiency in addition to the basic economics requirements.

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Learning Experience

Study and Research Opportunities

  • Opportunities for students to take some elective courses for the major at foreign universities through the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP); study abroad opportunities available in over 43 countries through this program.
  • The possibility of undertaking joint research with economics faculty (particularly in the area of experimental research)
  • The Economics Field-Study Program offers internships supervised by faculty sponsors and on-site mentors.

First-Year (Freshman) Requirements

Special preparation is not needed other than the courses required for UC admission, but you are encouraged to develop a strong background in mathematics.

Students must take the equivalent of the following three courses prior to petitioning for entry to an Economics major: Economics 1 (Introductory Microeconomics), Economics 2 (Introductory Macroeconomics), and one of the following calculus courses: AM/ECON 11A (Mathematical Methods for Economists), or Math 11A (Calculus with Applications), or Math 19A (Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics) and must achieve a combined grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 in these three courses to be eligible to declare the major.

 

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Transfer Requirements

Students must take the equivalent of the following three courses prior to petitioning for entry to an Economics major: Economics 1 (Introductory Microeconomics), Economics 2 (Introductory Macroeconomics), and one of the following calculus courses: AM/ECON 11A (Mathematical Methods for Economists), or Math 11A (Calculus with Applications), or Math 19A (Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics) and must achieve a combined grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 in these three courses to be eligible to declare the major. Equivalent courses may be taken at other universities or at community colleges. Transfer students may have these courses reviewed prior to matriculation.

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Internships and Career Opportunities

  • International banking/investment
  • Financial analysis
  • Global management
  • Accounting for multinational companies
  • Management consulting
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • International relations/policy
  • Real estate
  • Statistical analysis
  • Teaching
  • These are only samples of the field’s many possibilities.

Program Contact

 

 

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401 Engineering 2 

 

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econ_ugrad_coor@ucsc.edu

 

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(831) 459-5028