Summer is approaching and some of you may be returning to the San Francisco Bay Area. With that in mind, Vice Chair Famulari has reviewed the courses offered at UC Berkeley which can be taken for UCSD Economics Credit as listed below (note, you will need to contact UC Berkeley for information on enrolling in their courses):
These courses have been approved for Summer 2018 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.
UC Berkeley Course UCSD Equivalency
Econ 100B Economic Analysis-Macro Econ 110A
(NOTE: This UC Berkeley course uses a different book than UCSD’s Econ 110A and 110B, so students will need to prepare to do some extra preparation to take UCSD’s Econ 110B)
Econ 105 History of Economic Thought Econ UD Elective
Econ 119 Psychology and Economics Econ UD Elective
Econ 121 Industrial Organization and Public Policy Econ 107
Econ 133 Global Inequality and Growth Econ UD Elective
Econ 151 Labor Economics Econ 139
Econ 155 Urban Economics Econ 135
Econ N181 International Trade Econ 101
Note: The above courses have been approved. All other UC Berkeley Economics 2018 summer courses offered will not be accepted for UCSD Economics credit because they are not a good fit with our curriculum.
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 UC Berkeley 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.
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).