Explore the Program

    Majors and Minors

    The Economics undergraduate program provides a comprehensive and diverse curriculum with seven majors: Behavioral Economics & Psychology, Economics, Economics & Data Science, Economics & Mathematics, Political Economy, Philosophy, Politics, & Economics, and Social Science with an emphasis in Economics. Additionally, we offer two minors in Behavioral Economics and Economics.

    Easterlin Fellows

    The Easterlin Fellows program is named after our distinguished professor emeritus, Richard Easterlin. The program aims to identify, mentor, and train students who have the interest, motivation, and preparation required to pursue research-related careers in economics.

    Study Abroad

    Studying abroad as an undergraduate economics major can offer numerous benefits, such as:

    Global Perspective
    Enhanced Learning Opportunities
    Language Skills
    Cultural Competence
    Personal Growth
    Career Advantage
    Research Opportunities

    Student Organizations

    The Economics Department is home to three student organizations dedicated to fostering a strong community of economics students, faculty, and alumni, and to allow USC students to engage with economics beyond the classroom setting.

    Doheny Library stained glass ceiling.
    Doheny Library stained glass ceiling.
    Doheny Library stained glass ceiling.
    Doheny Library stained glass ceiling.

    Academic Advising

    Connect with First Year Advisors (FYI’s) and Continuing Student Advisors (CSA’s) to explore academic resources, career development, course-planning, and other campus resources. Learn how to schedule appointments with your assigned advisors or seek referrals for non-economics majors.

    Tutoring Center

    Connect with peer tutors who are available to clarify concepts, work on skills in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, and suggest useful study techniques. Tutoring is offered both fall and spring. Session begins Week 3 through Week 15.

    Research Courses

    Engaging in independent research can offer a multitude of benefits such as deepening your understanding of applied economics, refining critical thinking/problem solving skills, and gaining practical experience with research methods, data collection, and statistical analysis, which are essential skills for both academic and professional careers in economics.

    Program Leadership

    Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Curriculum

    Mark Moore

    Academic Program Administrator

    Karina Chicas