Undergraduate Advising FAQs

If you have taken STAT 213 prior to joining the economics major, perhaps because you were previously majoring in some other subject that required a statistical methods class, you can substitute STAT 213 for ECO 221. Moreover, if you are a double major who has to take STAT 213 for the second major, STAT 213 can be substituted as well. Keep in mind, however, that the usual “double-counting” rules apply – you will have to take another elective course in economics to get to 24 credits!
If you are interested in an internship, contact the internship advisor. Information appears on our advisement page
The major requirements that apply to students returning after a hiatus are the requirements that were in effect when the major was declared. So, if you declared a major in 2003, you should consult the 2003 version of the Hunter College catalog to be sure what the requirements are!
No. You have to complete 12 additional credits in economics. The typical accounting student takes ECO 201, and also takes two of ECO 210, 365, 366, and 367. None of these can then be counted towards an economics minor.
You will have to retake the course. This requires a signed and stamped course retake form from the department academic advisor, which is then submitted to OASIS/The Registrar’s office at 217 Hunter North.
No. You can start in with the electives as soon as you have completed ECO 200.
Not all questions are for the economics people. You should direct your questions about general education to advising services, located on the 11th floor of the East building.
No action needed. As these courses are not prerequisites for other courses, all one needs to do is pass!
See the economics advisor to get a transfer credit equivalency form filled out, stamped and signed. Often, if you have taken economics electives elsewhere that we do not have an equivalent for, we can classify this as a “topics in economics course.” Be cautioned, however, that we will not give elective credit in economics for many marketing or business courses. The rule of thumb that we follow is only elective courses with economics prerequisites can be considered for major credit as electives.
Unfortunately, there is nothing that the economics department can do about this. We can only assess courses that the bureau has allowed to transfer. If you wish to push the issue, you must take it up with the admissions office and the transfer credit bureau.
You need to have the department advisor sign and stamp your degree audit form.
Generally yes. Sometimes we expand our course offerings faster than we update the list of electives. A rule of thumb is that if we offer a course that has ECO 200 or 201 as a prerequisite, it counts as an elective.
No. We do not overtally in economics as many classrooms can only accommodate our registration limits. While it may seem like there are plenty of seats in a class, on high-demand days (exam days), all seats may well be full.
Summer offerings are usually limited to core courses. Usually, ECO 100,ECO 200, ECO201, ECO 221, ECO 300, ECO 301, and ECO 321 are offered in the summer. ECO 345 is the only elective that is consistently offered in the summer.
Actually, no! That is not a good idea, as ECO 100 is intended for students who know that they will only be taking one economics course in their academic careers. If you think you might like to major in economics, take ECO 200. There is a little bit of difference in content, but the difficulty level of ECO 100 and ECO 200 are about the same.