Undergraduate Resources

Career Services


Director of Undergraduate Studies for Economics: Bruce Hamilton

Adviser for declaring majors, declaring minors, and introduction to the Economics Department: Bruce Hamilton

Class Advisers:

Becoming an Economics Major

If you go straight from being an undeclared major to an economics major at the end of your freshman year, the Office of Academic Advising will assign an adviser to you, and you don’t need to do any paperwork through the department.

If you switch from another major, or add economics as a second major, you will need to meet with Professor Hamilton (Director of Undergraduate Studies for Economics), who will assign you an adviser.

Even if you do not need to visit Professor Hamilton when you become an economics major, it is a good idea to stop in for a first visit. No need for an appointment; just show up during Professor Hamilton’s office hours or catch him when he is having coffee in the Gilman Atrium.

Once SIS knows that you are an economics major, your advising will be done with your assigned academic advisor. You will need to meet with him/her each semester to get cleared for online registration.

Note: If you are a double major, SIS will not allow you to register online until you have been cleared by both departmental advisers.

Office of Academic Advising

Learn about the resources provided by the Office of Academic Advising on their website.


The Office of Academic Advising offers optional small group tutoring sessions. The purpose of the tutoring sessions is to offer an opportunity to students in the course to ask basic questions about the material in the course. The session tutors are undergraduate students who have taken courses in a prior year and have done well.

For more information, visit The Learning Den; Free Small Group Tutoring, Garland Hall, Suite 3A; call 410-516-8216; or email tutoring@jhu.edu. Session times and meeting places are listed on the Academic Support website

If you want tutoring help in a course that does not have Learning Den tutors, check with Professor Hamilton. We can frequently find capable Learning Den tutors, but only if we know there is a need.

Career Center

The Career Center is here to support you in connecting your academic pursuits to your post graduate goals. Visit their website to navigate the career development process using the EPIC model – Explore, Present, Identify, and Connect.