ECONOMICS - TAH 3028 (916) 278-6223


Internship Awareness Week - Begins April 27 and sponsored by the Career Center.  Check out all the activities here.

Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients: Amy Chen for The Rod Swanson Scholarship in Economics (Fall 2014), Katsiaryna Hoque for the John G. Ranlett Memorial Scholarship in Economics (Spring 2014), and Daniel Tatenko for the Robert and Chi-Ming Dana Curry Scholarship (Spring 2015).

Please enjoy this wonderful article about the John G. Ranlett Memorial scholarship created by alumnus Rod Swanson.


Former professor, Robert L. Curry and Chi-Ming Dana Curry, have provided funds to the Economics Department as Scholarship donors. Professor Curry is being honored in the SSIS Academy of Honor and Distinction.  Please read more about this remarkable professor  here.

Advising - To make an appointment come to TAH 3028.

Graduate Program Flyer For Spring 2015

Advising begins the 2nd week of the semester. Please watch this short video on how to select your major courses.

Graduation petitions are due 2 semesters in advance of your graduation.  Please watch this short video on how to fill out your graduation petition. (the form is located under For Students - Advising).

Spring 2015 Syllabi


If for some reason you have to withdraw this semester - please read the instructions for withdrawing and deadlines for refunds here.

Career Network link (job and internship listings).
*NEW - Paid Internship: Financial Analyst - will take students working on a BA or MA.  Deadline is not specified. Read Here.
*New Paid internship opportunity in Nonprofit Housing and Community Development - Please see  application here. April 10, 2015 deadline.
*New: Energy Intern RMA - State of Nevada PUC (for Grad Student or recently graduated). Resumes accepted until March 9, 2015.
New: Unpaid Internship can receive 195 credit: Adult Economic Empowerment Intern

Student position for Program and Operations Planning Group in Customer and Community Services Business Unit.  Full job description can be accessed through

Work Full Time as an Energy Analyst at the CA State Energy Commission.  How to apply - for details on Energy Commission and civil service exams - click here. For Current job opportunities and tips for applying for jobs at the Energy Commission, click here.

Click on this link for information on remaining Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 deadlines and dates to remember

Need Help with your Graduation Petition?

Follow this video and find out how to fill out a correct graduation petition.

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Watch this video and get a start on choosing your classes for the Econ Major.

Economics Department Mentor Program will not be offered Fall 2014.

Mentor Application

Fall 2013 Syllabi

Spring 2013 Syllabi

Fall 2012 Syllabi

Spring 2011 Syllabi

Fall 2011 Syllabi


Watch this video and learn more about ECON MAJOR Melissa Holden - recipient of the 2010 College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies Dean's Award.


Internships/Job Opportunities

U.S. Economic Research Service (ERS) - Lists job openings requiring a Master's Degree or Ph.D.

Economics is a social science that examines the functioning of markets, the determination of prices and distribution of income, and the determination of the overall level of income and rates of unemployment and inflation. In addition, Economics deals with various social problems. The Economics major at Sacramento State is designed to provide students with a liberal education with special emphasis on the economic aspects of society; on familiarization with techniques for the analysis of contemporary economic problems; and on developing the ability to think critically, to conceptualize and to possess the communication and computer skills to evaluate private and public policy issues.

The Economics program is appealing to students due to the quality of its faculty, the breadth of its course offerings, and the amount of choice it offers the student in planning his or her course work. In addition to training in the traditional economics areas, the program offers such diverse courses as: The California Economy; State and Local Finance; Energy; Environmental and Resource Economics, and Urban Economics. Students find the Department of Economics congenial to their educational and career objectives.

The Economics Minor

A Minor in Economics may be especially attractive to students majoring in Mathematics, Business Administration, Government, Environmental Studies - or any of the other Social Science disciplines. The Economics minor adds both theoretical and analytical depth. In addition, it provides the historical and institutional background important to an understanding of contemporary economic issues. It offers students in other majors a broader-based undergraduate education while widening the choice of job possibilities. Employers view the minor in Economics favorably.

The Center for Economic Education

The Economic Education Certificate Program is designed to give participants a solid foundation in economics that will enable them to teach the subject in primary and secondary schools. Participants who are not enrolled at Sacramento State may take these courses through the College of Continuing Education. For more information about the program, please contact the Director for Economic Education: Dr. Tim Ford

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