Department of Economics


The Economics Department at San José State University has one core mission: to train both graduate and undergraduate students in the economic way of thinking and market process. Our internationally recognized faculty will guide your exploration of economic theory, equipping you with the analytical decision-making skills to prepare you to succeed in careers in business, public policy, government service, data management, as well as providing a solid foundation for future doctoral studies in economics.

Undergraduate Programs

At the undergraduate level, we offer both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences degrees, as well as an Economics minor. The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree is designed for those who plan to study economics at the graduate level, or to find jobs working as an economist or in closely related fields. Plus, an economics minor is a great addition for any major.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

At the graduate level, we offer an MA program in Economics, with an optional concentration in Applied Economics. Because we offer a terminal Masters degree program, we are uniquely equipped to prepare students to face the business world. Our MA program allows you and your academic advisor to tailor a course of study to fits your need, and our MA program in Applied Economics is custom tailored to prepare you for applied careers.

Graduate Programs

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About Us

Visit the About Us page for SJSU Economics Department mailing and billing addresses and location.

Faculty and Staff

Visit the Economics Faculty page which includes contact info, office hours and links to their web page (if available).


The Department of Economics administers undergraduate minors, majors and masters-level academic programs leading to the B.A., B.S., M.A., M.A. Applied degrees.

Student Resources

A variety of resources for current students including advising information, forms, course syllabi, course schedules, and more.

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Our goal is to provide the support you need to make a smooth transition into our program and graduate with the skills and knowledge you will need to pursue your dreams and become an active member in society. The advising page is a helpful resource for undergraduate, graduate, well as a general education advising information.


The Economics Department is proud to offer several opportunities for students to: engage in research or teaching projects, earn credit for work in an economic-related field through internships, or attend professional and academic conferences. Learn about our programs, including scholarship and honors.


Students at San José State University also have the opportunity to participate in research Economic Workshops and seminars, as well as attend our Provocative Lecture Series

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SEEL Econ Lab

The Spartan Experimental Economics Lab (SEEL) at San José State University is a state-of-the-art lab committed to the rigorous exploration of a diverse set of economic and social sciences topics.

News and Updates

COVID-19 Notice

August 26, 2021

With the Fall 2021 semester, the Economics Office has been reopened. Our staff are available to help both on campus and remotely. If you have questions related to one of your courses, please contact your course instructor. For help with undergraduate and graduate advising, please see our advising page for information, and for General Education advising, you may contact the ACCESS Success Center. Please stay up to date by checking SJSU's Health Advisories website.

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