Announcements - Front Page

Announcements - Front Page

Policy on Outside Courses, Online Courses and Winter Session Courses

A maximum of three approved classes taken outside the RU-New Brunswick Economics Department can be counted towards the major. It is advisable to have any outside course preapproved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Barry Sopher.

We do not accept online courses as prerequisite equivalent when grades are not substantially based on proctored or identity-secure administration of a cumulative final exam (i.e. 50% or more of the final grade).

Courses that meet for less than 4 weeks (for example, winter session courses) will not be accepted for transfer towards the Economics Major.


Change in Prerequisite Requirements in Economics for Majors and Minors

To All Economics Majors and Minors:

This message is to alert you to a change in requirements concerning grades in prerequisite courses for core and elective courses in economics. The new rule is that a grade of C or better is required in each prerequisite course in order for it to satisfy the prerequisite requirement.

Read more: Change in Prerequisite Requirements in Economics for Majors and Minors

Undergraduate Advising Hours

Department of Economics general advising is available in New Jersey Hall, room 202 (including declaration of major) Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 - 12:00pm and 1:00 - 4:30pm. Our phone number is 848-932-7363. No appointment is necessary.

Office Hours for Professor Barry Sopher, Undergraduate Program Director:
Undergraduate Program Walk-in Office Hours for Fall 2019 are: Tuesday 11:00am - 12:00pm, and Wednesday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, and by appointment, New Jersey Hall room 301A. There will be no office hours on the following dates: August 13, August 20.

New hours will be posted for the fall semester beginning September 3.

Special Permission

Due to overwhelming demand for our courses and constraints on room size, we are unable to grant special permission numbers for courses that are closed.

Upcoming Events

Fri Sep 13 @ 2:00PM - 03:30PM
Empirical Microeconomics
Bryan Stuart, George Washington University
Mon Sep 16 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
Money, History and Finance
Killian Huber, University of Chicago
Fri Sep 20 @ 2:00PM - 03:30PM
Empirical Microeconomics
David Jaeger, CUNY
Mon Sep 23 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
Money, History and Finance
Zvi Eckstein, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Fri Sep 27 @ 2:00PM - 03:30PM
Empirical Microeconomics
Hong Luo, Harvard Business School
Fri Oct 04 @ 2:00PM - 02:30PM
Empirical Microeconomics
Mike Cassidy, Rutgers University (Graduate Student)