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Declaring a Major, Dual Degree, Add'l Major, or Minor

The declaration of a major, minor, additional major, and dual degree is an important process in your academic career. It is the result of an intellectual and personal inventory of interests, skills, and goals. During your first terms at Carnegie Mellon, take the time to investigate the different academic programs and degrees offered by the university. Seek out information from your classmates, older students, faculty, and staff; they are valuable resources.

Declaring a Dual Degree, Additional Major, Minor

The Undergraduate Economics Program offers to non-primary major Economics students the opportunity to increase both the breadth and depth of their Carnegie Mellon studies through the additional major, minor, and dual degree curricula. Students interested in pursuing one of these degrees should set up an appointment with the Prof. Goldburg  (Director, Undergraduate Economics Program) to discuss their plans and to begin the application process.

Declaring a Major in Economics

The Undergraduate Economics Program at Carnegie Mellon offers four different undergraduate major degree programs: B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Economics, B.S. in Economics and Mathematical Sciences, and B.S. in Economics and Statistics. These four degrees are all grounded in providing students with a robust set of analytical skills that will allow them to analyze economic problems in our ever-changing world and to communicate solutions. To determine which degree you should pursue, set up a meeting with Prof. Goldburg  discuss your interests and skills.

If You Are an Undeclared Dietrich College Student

1)      Before you begin the formal process of declaring Economics as a major, you should discuss with the Prof. Goldburg and your AAC Academic Advisor your academic, intellectual, and post-undergraduate goals and interests.

2)      Meet with your AAC Academic Advisor and complete the DC Declaration of Major Form.

3)      Take the Declaration of Major form when you meet with and Undergraduate Economics Program’s Academic Advisor. During this meeting you will complete the “Undergraduate Economics Proposal of Study” worksheet which will help serve as a template for your career at Carnegie Mellon. Count on spending 20-40 minutes in this meeting. Be certain to have the Undergraduate Economic Program’s Academic Advisor sign your Declaration of Major form

4)      Return the completed Declaration of Major form to the AAC.

If You Are Switching Majors    

1)      Before you begin the formal process of switching majors to Economics, you should meet with your current departmental/program Academic Advisor and the Prof. Goldburg to discuss your academic, intellectual, and post-undergraduate goals and interests.

2)      If you are enrolled in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, you need to meet with the Undergraduate Economics Program’s Academic Advisor to will complete the “Undergraduate Economics Proposal of Study” worksheet which will help serve as a template for your career at Carnegie Mellon. Count on spending 20-40 minutes in this meeting. Your major affiliation will be switched at this time.

3)      If you are not enrolled in Dietrich College, you need to make an appointment with the Dietrich College Academic Advising Center to inquire about switching colleges and becoming and Economics major. Before meeting with an AAC Academic Advisor, you should read the Internal Transfer Guidelines.

 

 

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