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  • Course description
    Complete all pre-major courses with a minimum 2.5 grade point average and a "C" or better in each course. Note that your grade in the writing course is not calculated into the pre-major GPA, but you must earn a minimum grade of "C." If you are a transfer student, your grades in pre-major courses taken prior to entering UCLA will be calculated into your pre-major GPA (each course will be calculated as four quarter units). Applications to enter the major are accepted year-round. You must apply for the major between 72 and 137 units. (AP units will not be included if they bring your total over 137.)

    All courses for both the pre-major and the major must be taken for a letter grade.

    You are allowed a maximum of one course repeat in the pre-major and you can repeat that one course one time only.

    You must be in good standing at UCLA at the time you apply in order to be considered for admission. This means that you cannot be on Probation or Subject to Dismissal status.

    You are permitted to enroll in upper division Economics courses prior to being admitted to the major (except for courses restricted to Business-Economics majors (Economics 106's)) provided you have fulfilled the prerequisites for the courses. Most upper division Economics courses require completion of at least Economics 11 and many also require completion of Economics 101 and/or 102. Prerequisites will be enforced by URSA and no exceptions will be granted.

    Please note that you are subject to any requirement changes in both the pre-major and the major until you are officially admitted to the major. You are not "protected" for the major requirements under the catalog in which you were admitted to UCLA. Your "protection" applies only to General Education and other University and College requirements (such as English Composition and Quantitative Reasoning). Subscribe to econ-alert for requirement updates. The courses in the Economics 106 series vary in their fields. Economics 103 is in the 140 series.


    Major Requirements

    You must complete the courses in the major with a minimum 2.0 grade point average. There is no minimum grade requirement (an "F" will not give you course credit), except for Economics 101 and 102, in which you need a minimum grade of "C-" in each course.

    *Economics 102 should be taken soon after Economics 101 (Economics 11, 101, and 102 must be taken in sequence).

    Students majoring in Economics are permitted to substitute two upper division Management courses for two upper division Economics electives. You may select from Management 120A, 120B, 130A, and 130B.

    Economics 100, Economics 110, and Economics 120 are upper division courses which are offered by the Department of Economics but do not fulfill the requirements for any of the three Economics majors. (Note: This is an example of why it is so important for you to review the UCLA catalog when you select your courses.)

    Fields of Economics: Each number series is a different field. Examples: all of the courses in the 140 series (such as Economics 141A, 141B, 143, 147A, 147B...) are one field; all the courses in the 170 series (Economics 170, 171, 172, ...) are another field (refer to the UCLA catalog for specific field topics). So, if for example you take Econ. 107, 143, and 181B, these courses are from three different number series and so the remaining courses can be from the same number series, if that is what you choose. In other words, five of the seven Economics electives can be from the same field, as long as the other two are from two different fields from the first one.

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