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Economics courses are offered in a wide range of topics including political economy, development, government (macroeconomic and microeconomic policy), business and finance, and co-operative businesses.

Note that we offer several on line courses each fall, winter, spring and summer for those of you who commute, live away from Amherst each summer or attend another college or university. Visit the Econline tab of our Department website and UMass University Without Walls website to learn about costs, financial aid and how to enroll!

Due to high demand, enrollment in some face to face Economics courses during fall and spring semesters is temporarily restricted to primary majors in Economics to ensure that these students are able to satisfy critical major requirements. In general, our Econ 203 and 204 courses are restricted to Primary Econ Majors until after our own Sophomores enroll, and our 205 level and above Econ courses are restricted to Primary Econ Majors until our own Juniors can enroll. This only entails a short wait after enrollment starts (usually of a week or week and a half) for Econ Second Majors, Econ Minors and other students to sign up for Econ upper level courses. Our chart detailing all restrictions and release dates for Econ courses for the coming registration period can be found on our Enrollment Information page.