Congratulations to our Graduate and Undergraduate Award Winners!

UIC Economics is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Economics Graduate Student and Undergraduate Student Awards. We are continually impressed by the drive and dedication of our students, and wish them our heartiest congratulations!

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Welcome to Economics at UIC!

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The Department of Economics offers undergraduate (BA), master’s (MA in Economics and MA in Applied Economics) and doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in economics. We are home to roughly 300 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students, and our courses are open to all UIC students regardless of the college in which they are enrolled.

  • Important information pertaining to ECON 120 & 121

    For Fall 2021, the conventional 4-credit Econ 120 (10745) and Econ 121 (10752) courses will be taught as online, asynchronous lectures, with on-campus discussion sections. Please ensure you select an appropriate corresponding on-campus discussion section when registering for either course.
  • Seminar Schedule for Fall 2021

    The Department of Economics will host weekly  seminars on Wednesdays and select Fridays for the Fall 2021 semester.  For a detailed schedule, please visit Seminars page.

  • MA in Applied Economics Program

    The Economics Department is excited to offer an MA in Applied Economics program. This accelerated three-semester program (summer, fall, spring) will prepare students for a Ph.D. program in economics or a career that requires rigorous training in applied economic analysis and quantitative methods. Neither extensive mathematics preparation nor an undergraduate major in economics is required for admission.

  • New Courses

    Econ department now offers courses on education, health, history and law and economics that require only Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 120) as a prerequisite.