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.
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
- Office hours for your economics classes (talk to your professor.)
- The department maintains a list of graduate and undergraduate students willing to tutor students in various economics subjects.
- WiE Coffee Chats
- Academic Support & Learning Advancement offers collaborative peer-learning experiences to support undergraduates' learning in a range of courses. Students meet regularly with experienced peer leaders to review course content, work on problems and prepare for exams. Their programs include:
- For other academic-advancement resources, including tutoring, campus academic resources, and advice on studying effectively, see the Academic Resource Directory.
- Contact our Student Advisory Board representatives, Priyanshi Katare and Campbell Schafer, using the comment box below. In an attempt to improve self-advocacy for students, the representatives have designed a platform that allows students to provide feedback, voice their concerns and make recommendations. The goal of the platform is to ensure we can address student concerns and needs in real-time and can be used to share problems big or small. We urge you to utilize the platform so that we can improve the student experience in the department. Please do not use this form for advising questions.