department of economics

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Becoming an Economics Major (or Minor)

If you are currently in University College and are intending to be an Economics major or are interested in switching into, adding, or just learning more about our majors and minor, please schedule an appointment with Professor Art Mead through e-Campus. He can also be reached via email at or at 401-874-4123.

Already have a major?

  • If you are a BA Economics major you should meet with Professor Vandana Jain. Please schedule an appointment with her through e-Campus, or 401-874-4119.
  • If you are a BS Economics major you should meet with Professor Carole Miller.  Please schedule an appointment with Professor Miller through e-Campus, or at 401-874-4111.
  • If you are either a student in another major who wishes to switch to Economics or add Economics as a second major or a minor you should meet with Professor Richard McIntyre, the department chair. Please schedule an appointment with Professor McIntyre through e-Campus. He may also be reached at or at 401-874-4126.

A Guide From Here to Graduation

It is never too early to develop a plan, and here is the place to start for those of you who are either considering Economics as a major or are already an Economics major: a step-by-step guide to developing a plan to graduate.


See our academics page for curriculum sheets for each of our three degrees. For forms to declare or change a major or to declare a minor, as well as other important forms, go here.

Intent to Graduate Forms are Due for May 17 Grads  on October 1

If you plan to graduate in May 17 you should file an intent to graduate form by October 1. If you have not yet filed you should plan a meeting with your adviser (see below) to go over the form and get her or his signature. You can download the form here.

If you plan to graduate in August 17 the deadline is March 1. The deadline for December 17 graduation is May 1.

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