"Take advantage of all the opportunities you have, and be on the lookout. There is always an opportunity for you to get involved or do something great out there!"

Amanda Camelo

Economics Major


We are pleased that you are interested in the University of California Merced's Economics programs.

  • The University of California Merced is creating dynamic research focused economics program.  One of our great strengths is our young and enthusiastic faculty.  We emphasize applied research and publish papers in the top academic journals in our fields.
  • UC Merced has an undergraduate degree track designed to be flexible to accommodate various interests and career objectives in Economics.  Students enjoy exceptional access to the faculty. Every member of the faculty teaches undergraduate courses, and many of our courses are taught by professors who have won acclaim for their teaching.
  • Pursuing graduate studies in economics at UC Merced prepares students for positions in universities, in the private sector, and in government and non-profit organizations.  Students work closely with faculty, and most students receive financial support for their entire residency in the department.

Please continue to explore our site further.  We are sure that whether you've come to find specific information or to just browse, you are certain to take away with you some of the enthusiasm and energy of our programs, our faculty, and our students. After you've spent just a few minutes with us here I'm sure you'll begin to understand why UC Merced is such an exciting place to be.