Every UB Economics major must take at least five upper level (i.e. 300 level or higher) economics elective courses at UB. Transfer credit may be given towards the required courses (ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory, ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory and ECO 480 Econometrics I), ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics, ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics and other economics electives.
Obtaining Transfer Credit
To obtain transfer credit, the courses a student has taken at another university or college must first be in the HUB system so that they appear on the student's Academic Advisement Report (AAR). For this, students must visit the Undergraduate Admissions Office in 12 Capen Hall. Once the courses a student has taken at another university or college are in the HUB system, these courses can be transferred in as UB economics courses.
There are two ways for courses to be transferred:
The Master's in Economics program does not accept transfer credit from other universities toward the MA, MS or combined master's degrees. However, students may be able to obtain a course waiver. If you believe you qualify for a course waiver(s) due to extensive undergraduate or previous graduate work completed, please submit the Required Course Waiver Form.
The department does not allow transfer of credits from our own master's program to our PhD program. Students may take waiver exams in the first semester courses of the first year. Acceptance of transfer credits from other universities is left to the discretion of the Director of the PhD Program.
With questions about transferring credits or submitting a course waiver form, please contact Prof. Joanne McLaughlin (undergraduate students) or Prof. Nagesh Revankar (graduate students).