Your Final Years at UC Davis

At this time, you will begin focusing on the overall design of your degree. This means you will be focusing on courses that are of specific interest to you.

Year 3:

 

At this time, you will begin focusing on the overall design of your degree. This means you will be focusing on courses that are of specific interest to you. Course recommendations can be made based on professional pathways, double majors, technical backgrounds, or even in preparation for graduate or doctoral studies.

ECONOMICS COURSES WITH DATA ANALYSIS

This will expand over time, and the following list may not be complete. Present courses include:

1. ECN145: Economics of Transportation 
Prerequisite: ECN100A, 100B, MAT16A/B (or equivalent), STA13; does not require ECN102 but is more data-oriented, and ECN102 is recommended.
Course description: Examination of fundamental problems of planning and financing transportation infrastructure. 

2. ECN151B: Economics of Human Resources 
Prerequisite: ECN151A, does not require ECN102 and does not analyze date; however this course does require reading many important papers that are essentially regression studies. 
Course description: Human capital theory and economics of education; theory of wage differentials, labor market discrimination, income distribution, and poverty. 

3. ECN152: Economics of Education
Prerequisite: ECN100A, 100B, ECN102 or any upper division statistics course, MAT16A/B (or equivalent) with a C- grade or better.
Course description: This course applies theoretical and empirical methods of economics to issues related to education and education policy.


REGRESSION AND STATISTICS CLASSES

An econometrics or regression course will cover the regression model in more detail. It will generally involve more derivations of formulae. 

Even after taking Analysis of Economics Data, students can benefit from taking an additional course. Regression courses on campus are:

1. Economics 140: Econometrics 
This is optimal for Economics majors.

2. STA108: Applied Statistical Methods: Regression Analysis

3. STA137: Applied Time Series Analysis 

Useful additional Statistics courses for economists are:

1. STA130A-B: Mathematical Statistics: Brief Course 
This is required for many graduate degrees.

2. STA108: Applied Statistical Methods: Regression Analysis

3. STA137: Applied Time Series Analysis

MINOR

Students who are interested in minoring in another program are encouraged to begin coursework for your minor(s) in your third year also. 

 

Year 4 and Beyond:

You are now in progress to complete the remainder of your degree. We urge you to meet with an undergraduate academic advisor to ensure that you are completing your major requirements. You also should meet with an academic counselor at the College of Letters and Science to complete a final degree check.

Consult the academic calendar to ensure that you meet all deadlines for petitions, which include filing to graduate and registering for commencement ceremonies. Remember, you may submit only one petition per academic quarter, and filing to graduate is considered a petition.

Most forms can be submitted via the student portal (OASIS)