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Updated on Friday, April 18

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QUESTION: Economics students: can you give me some insight on the program? Is it hard? Do you like it? thanks!

15 comments

  1. My friend is in econ and she's always so stressed.

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  2. I really like it. I've taken most of the harder 400 level courses and thought they were alright as long as you put the work in. Some of my smarter classmates still struggled though these courses though, and I think it may have been because they had weaker math/programming backgrounds. But if you pick easier electives than you can avoid any intense math/programming if that's not really your thing.

    If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask.

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  3. Doable very doable

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  4. Learning economics should be relatively easy. Putting it into practice is another thing.

    If you're serious about the subject, a lot of prominent economists write blogs about the latest issues and their research in a very readable form.

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  5. Econ is one of the easier programs. Just make sure you do co op

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  6. Its a cake walk. People who find it stressful/hard are probably dumbasses. Nothing is harder than Engineering at UW

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    1. Well that escalated quickly

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    2. ^ It was only a matter of time before a member of the master race graced us with his almighty presence.

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    3. It's people like you that makes the rest of us engineers look bad.

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    4. Not in engineering or econ but I took some mid year econ electives and they were a fucking joke.

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    5. I'm not in CS but you are highly uneducated about our school if you think anything but CS is our school's best program.

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    6. 6d which econ electives did you take?

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  7. lol 6e is in cs. nice try bud

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  8. CS is so boring.

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  9. Econ major here. I enjoy what I am studying and in retrospect am happy with my chosen field. I've found it sufficiently challenging to the point where it keeps me interested. Like any area, 'hard' is relative. If you attend class, do readings, spend adequate time on problem sets and prepare in advance for midterms and finals, no- it will not be 'hard'.

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