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Adviser: Mahnaz Mahdavi
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JYA Information Session for Econ Majors
held in October annually

Majors in economics who wish to study abroad or away for a semester or a year are strongly urged to take, at a minimum, the five required courses for the major—150, 153, 220 (formerly 190), 250 and 253—at Smith by the end of their sophomore year.

Only courses taught by an economist will be considered for economics credit. The major adviser and the study abroad adviser must both sign the final plans of study before the student submits her application to the Office for International Study.

Opportunties for Economics Majors

There are many opportunities available to economics majors. Contact the Office for International Studies for all current available programs. Opportunities available to economics majors include:

Jean Picker Semester-In-Washington Program

This is a first-semester program open to Smith junior and senior government majors and to other Smith juniors and seniors with appropriate background in the social sciences. It provides students with an opportunity to study processes by which public policy is made and implemented at the national level. Students normally reside in Washington from the June preceding the semester through December.

More information about this program is available on the Department of Government Web site.