Undergraduate Advising Information

Ken Bonetti
Ken Bonetti


Mara Vahratian


Mindy Wilding


The Economics Department undergraduate advisors are Ken Bonetti, Mara Vahratian and Mindy Wilding. They meet with students to discuss major/minor requirements, provide academic planning, discuss engagement opportunities/extracurricular involvement on campus and serve as a general resource for our students.

Ken is located in Room 208B of the Economics Building and can be reached at ken.bonetti@colorado.edu. New Major Meetings Wednesday and Thursday 10:15–10:45 a.m., reserve a space and please arrive on time. Please schedule all appointments and New Major Meetings on MyCUHub. Fall walk-in hours are Wednesday and Thursday 10:45–11:45 a.m.

Mara is located in U-Club 204 and can be reached at mara.vahratian@colorado.edu. Mara's walk-in hours are Monday and Thursday 1–3 p.m and Friday 9:30 a.m.–Noon.

Mindy Wilding is located in Hale 357 and can be reached at mindy.wilding@colorado.edu. Mindy's walk in hours are Monday 9–11 a.m., 1–3 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Scheduling Appointments with your Advisor
Declared ECON majors are encouraged to log in to MyCUHub to schedule individual advising appointments. It is designed to show a two-week window of availability. Upon logging in, if you are unable to locate an appointment time within this two-week window, expand the time selection and choose a later appointment.

Declared ECON minors can choose to attend the walk-in hours of their assigned advisor to have quick questions answered or can sign up for individual appointment times by visiting MyCUHub.

All declared ECON majors and minors are encouraged to email their advisors with questions that simply require a quick response. Our advisors are constantly emailing students in between appointment times. Aside from individual appointments email is their preferred method of contact.

Please Note: Our advisors maintain full appointment and assistance schedules each week. Even when an advisor is not assisting a student in person, they are still working on their case. Because, our advisors' plates are full we strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment for the most expedited handling of your issue. Ken would like you to know he is able to respond faster if you email rather than leave a phone message.

How to Declare the Economics Major or Minor
The ECON Dept. holds four major/minor declaration meetings each week during the fall and spring semesters. To view the major/minor meeting schedule, please log in to MyCUHub, click the “Major/Minor Declaration Info” button, and selected ECON from the drop-down box.

Ken holds major/minor meetings beginning at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays in ECON 208B. Reservations are required to attend his meetings. The number of students is limited to five per session and you must log in to MyCUHub to reserve your seat.

Please note the following information:

1) If you are a student currently completing a major not housed in the College of Arts & Sciences (Business, Engineering, etc…) and you would like to switch to or add the Economics major, you must complete the Intra-University Transfer (IUT) process. Please review the needed IUT steps here

2) Students looking to add just the Economics minor are not required to attend a declaration meeting, but you may reserve a slot in one if you choose. If you feel you do not need to meet an advisor, you are also welcome to email an Economics advisors who can initiate an online minor declaration form, which will be forwarded to you for confirmation and to submit for processing.

3) Students with class conflicts during the scheduled declaration meeting times should e-mail an advisor to see if an alternate time can be arranged.

Information for Prospective Economic Majors or Minors
If you are interested in the Economics major or minor, you are encouraged to review the specific requirements noted in the links on the side of this page. The Economics Dept. keeps our website as up-to-date as possible with all relevant undergraduate information, so we encourage you to explore all links of interest on our site.

If you have specific questions regarding the major/minor requirements, please feel free to email an advisor with your inquiries.

Please note: Due to the volume of daily individual appointments and emails, we kindly request your assistance not phoning Ken with your questions. If you would like to set up a phone conversation, please email Ken first to set up a convenient time.

General Information of Interest
Tutoring
Students have several options for tutoring in their undergraduate Economics courses.

  • The Economics Department provides a free drop-in tutorial lab. Click here for the current semester schedule. Bring your textbook & homework problems when coming to the lab.
  • The Student Academic Services Center on campus provides an Economics Specialist to lead group study sessions and do individual tutoring for undergraduate Economics courses. The days and times for the study sessions are posted on the SASC Website.
  • If you prefer individual tutoring, the Economics Department provides a list of graduate students willing to tutor students. Fees vary and you can pick up the list from the Economics Department office, ECON 212, or by clicking here.

Internships
The Economics Department will provide a qualified student with academic credit for completing an approved internship (3-6 credit hours). For more information please vist the internship page.

Departmental Honors
The Economics Dept. offers a two-semester sequence that gives students the opportunity to write and present an honors thesis during the senior year of study. To participate, students must carry a a minimum 3.4 cumulative and major GPA. For more information, please contact Professor Martin Boileau and review the Honors requirements here.

Graduating Soon?
ECON majors are encouraged to schedule an appointment to meet with your assigned advisor the semester PRIOR to your final semester on campus to ensure that your major/degree requirements will be completed on schedule.

All relevant information concerning commencement can be found here.

Please call the Economics Department at 303-735-5500 if you have any inquiries.