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Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council Research & Strategy Internship

Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients:  

The Rod Swanson Scholarship in Economics

   Amy Chen (Fall 2014)

The John G. Ranlett Memorial Scholarship in Economics

   Lauren Lombardo (Spring 2015)
   Katya Hoque (Spring 2014)

The Robert and Chi-Ming Dana Curry Scholarship

   Daniel Tatenko (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 Admissions Deadline for Spring 2016

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).

Fall 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 Job Posting: State of Nevada PUC - Utility Analyst (Economist) - read the description here.
New: Unpaid Internship can receive 195 credit: Adult Economic Empowerment Intern

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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