The Department of Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies

COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

Like many at the University of Alabama, we are playing our part in social distancing and taking other preventive health strategies related to COVID-19. The University of Alabama and EFLS Department is currently operating on a limited basis. During the University’s limited business operations, all online Admissions resources remain so that anyone may apply for admission or visit us virtually via a 360-degree online tour until our in-person campus tours resume. Stay up-to-date with the University’s pandemic planning and response at

If you need to speak with someone for general information, information about registration, or undergraduate course selection, please contact Ms. Dixie Hamner at 205-242-8070.

For information about Ph.D. admission and any graduate courses/program questions, please contact Dr. Sandra Mortal (FINANCE) at or Dr. Amanda Ross (ECONOMICS) at

Welcome to the Department of Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies at the University of Alabama —  home to world-class teaching and research faculty in a variety of fields. Our department offers a wide choice of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Our degree programs in economics enable students to attain deeper insights into the economic forces that shape health care provisions and utilization, international trade and development, markets for labor and natural resources, and domestic and international macroeconomic and monetary policies.

Our degree programs and minors in finance allow students to seek careers in banking, financial services, real estate, insurance and risk management, corporate financial management, investment management, and international finance.

Additional courses in business law and law and economics are available to students interested in exploring the legal and institutional frameworks within which modern businesses and markets must operate.

Our degree programs appeal to students with a desire to learn and apply quantitative and analytical methods in decision-making at all levels of the private and public sectors. The department also offers a variety of special programs for top achieving undergraduate students.

The department offers graduate programs at the master’s level in economics (MA), and finance (MSF); and at the doctoral level in economics (Ph.D.), and finance (Ph.D.). Information on our graduate programs in economics and finance can be found on the Manderson Graduate School of Business site.

We invite you to explore our website and learn of the variety of courses, programs, and resources available to both current and prospective students.


Laura Razzolini,
Department Head

Dixie Hamner, Undergraduate and Graduate Advisor