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Mandatory Open Advising for Registration Clearance

All Economics First Majors must attend Open Advising in order to recieve registration clearance.

Spring 2014 Open Advising Hours:

March 31- April 3 M-Th: 1:00pm-5:00pm
April 4th F: 1:00pm-4:00pm
April 7-10 M-Th: 1:00pm-5:00pm
April 11 F: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Ecoteach Center, Social Sciences Building

Undergraduates - Welcome to EcoTeach!

Find out all you need to know about how and why to major in economics.

EcoTeach is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm. Stop by for assistance with the many aspects of pursuing an undergraduate degree in economics.

                  Room 138 Social Sciences Building
                  Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
                  Phone: 919/660-1881
                  Fax: 919/660-1879
                  Email: 

EcoTeach provides all economics students with the tools to navigate successfully through the economics major and minor. Some of the services offered by the EcoTeach office include assisting students with advising, course registration, course permissions, independent study applications, honors theses applications and preparation, and graduation.

Considering an Honors Thesis?

Hear about the process of writing a thesis directly from economics honors students in the video below.

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Need Advice from a Faculty Member?

Email or visit Professor Connel Fullenkamp, Director of Undergraduate Studies, in the Social Sciences Building, Office 329C. Spring 2014 Office Hours: T,Th 1:00pm-2:00pm.

Undergraduate Financial Fact Challenge

Some of our undergraduate students compete in a fun learning game as part of the Financial Education Partnership (FEP) program, which helps undergraduates prepare for careers in finance. The two winners head to New York City to visit sponsors and the stock market trading floor. Enjoy the competition in the video below. Learn more about other extracurricular activities visiting the FEP homepage.

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New & Special Topics Courses: Fall 2014

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News & Annoucements

    • Thu Apr 3
    • 2014 Honors Program Research Events
    • The Honors Program will hold two upcoming events to showcase the research of some of our top undergraduates in the Department of Economics. All faculty and students are welcome to join in these activities to discuss new work on many different topics and to support. . .

    • Mon Mar 3
    • Mandatory New Major Orientation
    • Get cleared for registration; learn about degree requirements, transfer credits, the honors program, research opportunities and choosing a faculy mentor; ask the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics your questions; become eligible for advising in the Ecoteach Center. 

    • Mon May 13
    • The Class of 2013 Graduates
    • Duke University held its 161st Commencement Ceremony on Sunday morning, May 12, at Wallace Wade Stadium. Immediately following the main Duke ceremony, the Department of Economics held its Graduation Recognition Ceremony in Cameron Indoor.

    • Mon Apr 22
    • 2013 Honors Program Research Events
    • The Honors Program will hold two events this week to showcase the research of some of our top undergraduates in the Department of Economics. All faculty and students are welcome to join in these activities to discuss new work on many different topics and to support our youngest researchers. 

    • Thu Mar 21
    • TA Application Deadline March 29th
    • The Economics Department is hiring Undergraduate Student Teaching Assistants for Fall 2013. If you wish to be considered, please email a resume and a brief cover letter indicating your preference . . .

    • Mon Feb 11
    • Interviewing Skills Workshop
    • The Economics Student Union will be teaming up with the Career Center to host an Interviewing Skills Workshop. Come join us for an informative presentation by Anita Stockmans on how to make a great first impression and succeed in your interviews. The event will be held in Perkins Link Classroom 2 on Tuesday, February 12th at 5pm. Light refreshments will be provided. 

    • Wed Jan 23
    • Sloan Receives Award for Mentoring
    • Duke University's Graduate School recently named Professor Frank Sloan as one of the 2013 recipients of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Sloan is the J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy & Management and Professor of Economics. He studies the subjects of health policy and the economics of . . .

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