2017 UCLA Summer Courses

Summer is approaching and some of you may be returning to the Los Angeles area. With that in mind, Vice Chair Famulari has reviewed the courses offered at UCLA which can be taken for UCSD Economics Credit as listed below (note, you will need to contact UCLA Summer Session for information on enrolling in their courses):

These courses have been approved for Summer 2017 only. Courses taken other terms must be petitioned on a course by course basis.

The Department of Economics reviews ONLINE courses by exception only.  In addition to reviewing course content to determine if the course material is equivalent to the material offered in UC San Diego economics classes, the Department of Economics reviews the methods used to ensure the academic integrity of exams.  The Department does not accept online courses that only use a secure server and password to ensure the academic integrity of exams.

An example of online courses the Department accepts for credit are those with content comparable to our own classes and on-campus, proctored exams.


UCLA Course                                                   UCSD Equivalency

Econ 1 Principles of Economics                          Econ 1

Econ 2 Principles of Economics                          Econ 3

Econ 102 Macroeconomic Theory                    Econ 110A

NOTE: UCLA’s course may use a different text than UCSD’s, we recommend reviewing the first part of the UCSD textbook before taking UCSD’s 110B.)

Econ 103 +   Econ 103L                                        Econ 120B

NOTE: Introduction of Econometrics (Econ103) and Econometrics Laboratory (Econ 103L) must be taken together to receive credit. Also, UCSD’s Econ 120A should be taken before taking the UCLA courses.UCLA’s course may use a different textbook than ours, students will need to review Stock and Watson before taking UCSD’s Econ 120C.)

Econ 106F Finance                                                 Econ 173B

Econ 106G Introduction to Game Theory       Econ 109

Econ 122 International Finance                         Econ 103

Econ M134 Environmental Economics             Econ 131

Econ 160 Money and Banking                             Econ UD Elective

If you choose to take one of the courses listed above over the summer, simply save your syllabus and coursework and bring it with you when you return in the fall. Once your summer grade has posted, send a copy of your official UCLA transcript to UCSD Admissions and wait for the course to post to your academic history. When the course appears on your UCSD record, bring your syllabus and saved coursework to our office and file a formal petition.

Note: The above courses have been approved. All other UCLA Economics 2017 summer courses offered will not be accepted for UCSD Economics credit because they are not a good fit with our curriculum.

Please note that the Department of Economics has a residency requirement for department majors.  To receive a bachelor of arts degree in Economics (EN25), no more than four upper-division courses taken externally from UC San Diego can be counted toward  the major. To receive a bachelor of science degree in Management Science (EN26), no more than six upper-division courses taken externally from UC San Diego can be counted  toward the major. To receive a bachelor of science degree in Joint Mathematics-Economics (EN28), no more than three upper-division courses taken externally from UC San Diego can be  counted toward the major.

If you have any questions, please contact an advisor via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC).


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