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Undergraduate Economics major officially reclassified as a STEM degree

UC Davis has decided to officially reclassify its undergraduate Economics major as a STEM degree. This change—which follows from a revision in the degree's federal Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code—reflects the increasingly technical content of our major, which includes required courses in mathematics, statistics, and econometrics as well as upper-division classes that rely heavily on quantitative skills. The change also brings UC Davis in line with a growing number of universities, including MIT, Yale, and Columbia, that have made similar changes to their undergraduate offerings within the past few years. In addition to better reflecting the content of the major, the new STEM designation may help our students studying in the United States on F-1 visas.