Undergraduate Program Announcements
NEW! ECON 390 Internship Course
- Real World Experience
- Apply economics in your work
- Connect with professionals
How do I get course credit?
- Find an Internship
Find a company that agrees to have you as an intern. In order for it to count towards ECON 390, the internship must have sufficient Economics content.
- Find Faculty Supervisor
Contact an Economics faculty member to be your supervisor for the course. *For Summer 2017, there is only one designated professor (see advisor for info).
- Register for ECON 390
Fill out paperwork with the undergraduate chair before course registration deadline.
NEW! BA with Quantitative Economics Concentration
We are very excited to announce the New BA track with Quantitative Economics Concentration that will be available starting in Fall 2017!
The Quantitative Economics Concentration will be a new track in addition to the existing BA. The quantitative track is more appealing to STEM students and will better prepare economics majors for graduate school as well as professional careers. The QEC curriculum will provide you with empirical skills that are highly sought-after by employers, and will also give you superior preparation for graduate school.
Quantitative Economics Concentration Requirements
- ECON 300
- ECON 301
- ECON 321
- ECON 420
- ECON 425
- ECON 427 or 429
- ECON 300+
- ECON 300+
- MATH 215-216 or MATH 241-242
- A grade of C or higher in math courses
NEW! Hybrid Online BA in Economics
The Department of Economics offers a number of courses online, and as a result, 50% or more of the program is available in a hybrid format. The hybrid format provides flexibility for existing students to schedule courses around work and personal commitments.However, students are still required to take at least 3 traditional courses (face-to-face). The hybrid format will also provide an opportunity for former students to complete their degrees after they have left campus.
Course Offered Online:
- ECON 130 (Principles of Microeconomics)
- ECON 131 (Principles of Macroeconomics)
- ECON 300 (Intermediate Macroeconomics)
- ECON 301 (Intermediate Microeconomics)
- ECON 321 (Introduction to Statistics)
- ECON 332 (Economics of Global Climate Change)
- ECON 340 (Financial Markets and Institutions)
- ECON 358 (Environmental Economics)
- ECON 361 (Seminar: Women and International Development)
- ECON 470 (Industrial Organization)
- ECON 476 (Law and Economics)
Please note that not all courses will be offered online every semester.
NEW! Exchange program with Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu, China
The Southwestern University of Finance and Economics has over 100 active international exchange programs with about 60 countries. The Research Institute of Economics and Management (RIEM) has 7 besides UHM, currently hosting about 20 international exchange students per year.
The Southwestern University of Finance and Economics is a top university specializing in finance, economics, and business. It is known for its entrepreneurial character and endeavors to address the needs of society through academics and research. Additionally, RIEM offers numerous economics and finance courses taught in English.
For further information, please see the following:
If you are interested, please contact Manoa International Exchange (MIX).
NEW! Combined 5 year BA-MA in Economics
Beginning in Fall 2017, this program will allow current Economics Majors to complete an MA in Economics in one additional year after their BA, by double counting up to 9 credits towards the BA and MA degrees. The minimum number of credits for the combined program will be at least 141 (120 for BA and 21 for MA). Admission to the program will typically be done in the Fall semester of your junior year. Conditional early admissions during your sophomore year, or late admission in your senior year might be possible.
For further information, please see here.