Academic advising in economics

First-Year Students

Nearly all first-year UI students are advised in the Academic Advising Center on the second floor of the Pomerantz Center.

Economics Majors: BBA

After completing 24 semester hours of course credit, economics majors earning a BBA through Tippie are advised in the Undergraduate Program Office in C140 PBB.

Economics Majors: B.A. and B.S.

After completing 24 semester hours of course credit, economics majors earning a B.A. or B.S. through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) are advised by economics lecturers Stacey Brook and Jennifer Fuhrman.

Advising FAQ

Academic Advisor and Student Responsibilities

Your economics advisor will:

  • inform you about degree requirements and university/college policies and procedures
  • describe course options and useful campus resources
  • help you create a plan to achieve your goals
  • help you address academic difficulties
  • provide an honest assessment of your academic progress
  • NOT make decisions for you or plan your schedule
  • NOT be able to help you with specific problems if you wait too long to ask for assistance

You are expected to:

  • take responsibility for your education and commit to do your best
  • make and take responsibility for decisions about your education
  • know the graduation requirements for your degree program
  • review your degree audit and plan your schedule each semester
  • check your email account regularly and read all email from your economics advisor
  • see your economics advisor as needed and ask for assistance with specific problems immediately
  • be prompt and prepared for meetings with your economics advisor