Covid-19

Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of Summer Session 2021, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page.  We anticipate a return to campus for Fall 2021.

Your Final Years at UC Davis

At this time, you will begin focusing on the overall design of your degree. This means you will be focusing on courses that are of specific interest to you.

Year 3:

At this time, you will begin focusing on the overall design of your degree. This means you will be focusing on courses that are of specific interest to you. Course recommendations can be made based on professional pathways, double majors, technical backgrounds, or even in preparation for graduate or doctoral studies.

 

ECONOMICS COURSES WITH DATA ANALYSIS

This will expand over time, and the following list may not be complete. Present courses include:

1. ECN 145: Economics of Transportation 
Prerequisite: ECN 100A, 100B, MAT 16A/B (or equivalent), STA13; does not require ECN 102 but is more data-oriented, and ECN 102 is recommended.
Course description: Examination of fundamental problems of planning and financing transportation infrastructure. 

2. ECN 151B: Economics of Human Resources 
Prerequisite: ECN 151A, does not require ECN 102 and does not analyze date; however this course does require reading many important papers that are essentially regression studies. 
Course description: Human capital theory and economics of education; theory of wage differentials, labor market discrimination, income distribution, and poverty. 

3. ECN 152: Economics of Education
Prerequisite: ECN 100A, 100B, ECN 102 or any upper division statistics course, MAT 16A/B (or equivalent) with a C- grade or better.
Course description: This course applies theoretical and empirical methods of economics to issues related to education and education policy.


REGRESSION AND STATISTICS CLASSES

An econometrics or regression course will cover the regression model in more detail. It will generally involve more derivations of formulae. Even after taking Analysis of Economics Data, students can benefit from taking additional courses. Regression courses on campus are:

1. ECN 140: Econometrics. *This is optimal for Economics majors.

2. STA 108: Applied Statistical Methods: Regression Analysis

3. STA 137: Applied Time Series Analysis 

Useful additional Statistics courses for economists are:

1. STA 130A-B: Mathematical Statistics: Brief Course. *This is required for many graduate degrees.

2. STA 108: Applied Statistical Methods: Regression Analysis

3. STA 137: Applied Time Series Analysis

MINORS

Students who are interested in minoring in another program are encouraged to begin coursework for your minor(s) in your third year also. 

 

Year 4 and Beyond:

You are now in progress to complete the remainder of your degree. We urge you to meet with an undergraduate academic advisor to ensure that you are completing your major requirements. You also should meet with an academic counselor at the College of Letters and Science to complete a final degree check.

Consult the academic calendar to ensure that you meet all deadlines for petitions, which include filing to graduate and registering for commencement ceremonies. Remember, you may submit only one petition per academic quarter, and filing to graduate is considered a petition.

Forms can be submitted via the student portal in OASIS.