Certificate in International Economics


The departmental Certificate in International Economics is awarded to qualifying undergraduate majors with a “field of concentration” in international economics.

*These are the certificate requirements for those admitted in fall 2014 or later.  For majors admitted prior to fall 2014 and are working towards this certificate, please use this application.


To qualify for the certificate, students must complete the two international theory courses as follows:

  • ECON 471 – International Trade
  • ECON 472 – International Macroeconomics

Students must also complete two courses chosen from the following list:

  • ECON 406 – Undergraduate Seminar (if content is international and approved by an adviser)
  • ECON 415 – Economics Study Abroad (adviser approval required)
  • ECON 448 – Population Economics
  • ECON 473 – Topics in International Trade
  • ECON 475 – Economics of the European Union
  • ECON 476 - Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and Labor Migration
  • ECON 490 – Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECON 491 – Issues in Economic Development
  • ECON 492 – Macroeconomics of Emerging Markets
  • ECON 493 - Economy of Modern China
  • ECON 495 – Economies in Transition

Students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.3 all four classes.

Getting the Application

To apply you must fill out the Certificate in International Economics application . Printed copies of the application are also available from the advising office in Savery Hall, room 305.

Application for those admitted prior to Fall 2014
Application for those admitted Fall 2014 or later

When you have completed the required classes, fill out the application and return it with a UW unofficial transcript to:

Advising Office, Department of Economics
Box 353330
Savery 305
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98105

Please print your name clearly as you wish it to appear and include your permanent mailing address. Certificates are not printed on a regular schedule so there may be some delay between your date of graduation and receipt of your certificate.