Advising

Because of Public Health and COVID-19, according to University Policy and guidance, your Economics Advising is going remote. Please use the link below to schedule an appointment with any advisor.

For this semester only, students may change as many classes as they wish to Pass/Fail grading, and these classes will be able to count towards requirements.  Students may select Pass/Fail grading for any class up until April 29, 2020.  Even if a student chooses Pass/Fai grading for a class, the professor will be calculating and submitting a letter grade to the registrar, so it will be possible to revoke Pass/Fail grading and receive a letter grade. Students may revoke Pass/Fail grading for any class up to 6 months after graduation.  There is no risk to a student’s GPA when choosing the Pass/Fail option because a grade higher than the student’s previous GPA will be reported and the GPA recalculated. A grade lower, will not be calculated into the GPA and will stand as Pass (A through D). Failing grades will be calculated into a student’s GPA.

 

 

 


 

Stephanie Babinski Brewer will be holding weekly open office hours on Zoom each Tuesday from 1-3pm. Please see Moodle for weekly links.
 

  • Students who have already declared Economics majors and minors may schedule appointments with Economics advisors by clicking on the "Make an Advising Appointment" button above.
     
  • Students planning to declare a major or minor in Economics must follow the instructions on the Economics Admissions web page and to submit a required Statement of Interest and attend a required Economics Information Session.
     
  • Drop-in advising is available during the times specified under each advisor's picture below, and only during the Fall and Spring semesters. Though we try to avoid it, drop-in hours are also subject to cancelation, and we encourage you to try to make an appointment, rather than dropping in, so your advisor will have time to prepare in advance for your meeting. Thank you.
     
  • For study abroad or transfer course approvals, help with Economics Independent Studies, Internships or general study abroad questions, questions about the Certificate in Applied Economics Research on Cooperative Enterprise, or questions about graduate school in Economics, please schedule an appointment with Valerie Voorheis using the Make an Advising Appointment above.
     
  • For Econ Majors who are Honors students, and have detailed questions on Honors requirements, please email Econ Honors Coordinator Itai Sher at isher@umass.edu to make an appointment.
     
  • For all other Economics Major or Minor Advising (e.g. graduation requirements, course planning, adding a second major, etc.):
     
  • Please schedule an appointment with Stephanie Brewer, Jennifer Gross, Valerie Voorheis using the Make an Advising Appointment above. Note that Advisors Daniel Hamlet and Leah Dodson are no longer with the department, so you may have been assigned to a new advisor.
     
  • For further information on Economics Department contacts, check out our downloadable Undergraduate Resource Guide for help, or email advising@econs.umass.edu.
     
  • Majors can use our Economics Opportunities and Information Moodle! Keep up to date with Economics Department events and announcements, internship and job postings, fellowship opportunities, Undergrad Economics Club activities, helpful UMass resources, and info on other majors, minors and certificates to complement your studies in Economics! Click on "Economics Opportunities and Information" under "My Courses" when you log into Moodle!


 

 


Jennifer Gross
Advising Assistant

jennifergros@umass.edu

Fall/Spring Drop-in Advising:


 

 


Stephanie Brewer
Academic Advisor

218 Crotty Hall
sbbrewer@umass.edu
413-545-0855
Fall/Spring Drop-in Advising:
On Zoom Tuesday 1-3pm

 

 



Valerie Voorheis

Director of Undergrad Advising
219 Crotty Hall
voorheis@econs.umass.edu
413-545-0954

Portrait of Russell Janis
 Russell Janis
 
Internships Coordinator

 On sabbatical Spring 2020 -
 See Valerie Voorheis


 

Global Education (Global Ed) Requirement Advising

The Global Education Requirement pertains only to SBS Bachelor of Arts majors who entered UMass prior to the Fall 2018 semester.

Students admitted prior to Fall 2018 whose primary major is Economics (or who are pursuing a dual degree with Economics and another major), are required to complete the 15-credit Global Ed Requirement for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS). The Global Education Requirement is managed and advised by SBS, so if you have substantive questions about Global Ed, make an appointment with or contact the Global Ed Coordinator.