Economics Department

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Vision: The Economics Department vision is to be a quality academic department that provides best possible education to our undergraduate and graduate students, trains student scholars and fosters original intellectual growth through research.

Mission: Our mission is to prepare our students, through high quality teaching and research, to be engaged and informed citizens, and to contribute productively in their careers using knowledge learned during their study of Economics.

Degrees offered: The Economics Department offers a B.A. in Economics, an M.A. in Economics, and a Minor in Economics.

Program goals: Economics Department Program Goals.

For more information on our undergraduate and graduate programs, student resources, faculty, current activities in the department, or alumni, please follow the main navigation links or contact us.

Congratulations to the 2020 Economics Graduates

2019-2020 Economics Graduates Poster

Special Announcements

Position Available

Assistant Professor of Urban Economics position has been cancelled.

Economics Department Open House


Graduation Application

Follow these graduation application steps (pdf) to apply for graduation.

Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • Fall 2020: Friday, September 25, 2020
  • Spring 2021:  Friday, October 16, 2020
  • Summer 2021:  Friday, March 5, 2021

Office Hours

Faculty office hours and contact details (pdf)

Economics Computer and Tutoring Labs

These lab locations are closed until further notice. Virtual tutoring will resume in the Fall semester.



Betty Blecha Memorial Lecture

The distinguished lecture on "Equality of Opportunity in America: New Lessons from Big Data" by Dr. Raj Chetty (Stanford University) is now available on the SF State YouTube channel for viewing.