Advising and Student Support
The department offers general academic and career counseling 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.
Visit our Undergraduate Advising page for more information on how to make an appointment with an advisor:
Our advising process
Step 1: Use the department website
Start looking for answers on this website. Degree requirements can be found on our Economics Major, Economics Minor and BA/MA Program webpages. Answers to common questions can be found on our FAQs webpages:
Step 2: Consult with our Assistant Director
Please email econBA@northwestern.edu or call 847-491-8200 for general questions.
Step 3: Visit an Undergraduate Advisor
See one of our faculty advisers who hold office hours throughout the week. They can answer most questions and are the only people who sign petition to graduate forms and declarations of a major or minor. See office hours for Undergraduate Advisors.
Step 4: Consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies
In complicated cases, our advisor will refer you to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Mark Witte.
Tutoring & Additional resources
The department maintains a list of graduate and undergraduate students willing to tutor students in various economics subjects. See the student tutors.
Additional NU resources:
- UES-WiE Coffee Chats
- Office Hours for your economics class (talk to your professor.)
- 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 Portal.