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Advising and Student Support

The department offers academic and career advising to students. You can seek help and advice from any member of the department, including faculty you meet in introductory or core courses or those with whom you feel comfortable. In addition, you can take advantage of our advising resources outlined below.

advising process

Step 1: Use the department website

Start looking for answers on this website. Degree requirements can be found on the Economics Major, Economics Minor and BA/MA Program webpages. Answers to common questions can be found on the FAQs webpages:

Step 2: Email the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Student Services

Quick questions that can be answered over email should be sent to econBA@northwestern.edu.

Step 3: Meet with an Undergraduate Advisor

Meet with one of our advisors who hold advising sessions throughout the week. They can answer most questions and can sign declaration of major and minor forms. 

Step 4: Consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies

For questions that can't be answered by one of the advisors or the assistant director, contact Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Mark Witte.

Additional advising resourceS

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