Department of Economics and Business



How do I declare my major?

Undergraduates must declare a major prior to their 61st credit. Students who do not declare a major within the first four weeks of the semester lose their New York State TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) funding.

Undergraduates must declare their minors before the 80th credit.The procedure for declaring a major or minor is to pick up the appropriate form in the Registrar's Office (Shuster Hall, Room 106), get a signature from the appropriate department, and return the form to Shuster Hall, Room 106.

Candidates for a second bachelor's degree must also file a second degree area of concentration form. All forms are available in Shuster Hall, Room 106 during normal business hours. This form is also available in Shuster Hall, Room 114, during evening hours when classes are in session.

When can I register for next semester’s courses?

Generally, registration is open 2 months prior to the semester start date. Each semester, you should check when registration begins by clicking ‘Academic Calendar’ located on the left hand side of the Office of the Registrar’s main webpage at

How do I add a course to my schedule?

Registration for courses at Lehman College is conducted over the internet using the eSIMS Web registration system. In-person registration is ONLY provided to incoming freshmen entering Lehman College for the first time. More information on registering for courses can be located by clicking ‘Registration’ located on the left hand side of the Office of the Registrar’s main webpage at

What should I do if I have not taken a prerequisite and still want to take the course?

If you have not taken the prerequisite and still want to take the course, please contact Deirdre Constant, the General Advisor, to determine your eligibility for taking the course. Deirdre can be reached on phone at 718-960-8165 or by email at

How do I get a course evaluated and approved if I am a transfer student?

Consult Deirdre Constant, the General Advisor, for approval and course equivalencies. You must provide a student copy of your transcripts at this time. To aid the evaluation process particularly for credits earned outside the USA, students need to provide as much information as possible on the courses they wish to have evaluated. Course descriptions and if possible, syllabi from transfer institutions will help determine if transfer equivalency can be given. Please bring the descriptions to the departmental advisor for any course you wish to have evaluated. Deirdre can be reached at 718-960-8165 or at

When do classes start?

Each semester, you may check when classes begin and other important semester dates (such as dates the college is close and final grade dates) by clicking ‘Academic Calendar’ located on the left hand side of the Office of the Registrar’s main Web page at

What is Blackboard?

Blackboard is a web-based tool that allows professors and students to participate in course activities outside of the classroom. Blackboard allows professors to post announcements, quizzes, surveys, course syllabus, texts, spreadsheets, etc. Additionally, Blackboard offers students the opportunity to communicate through discussion boards and virtual chat rooms.

Blackboard may be accessed through the Lehman’s main web page at If you have questions pertaining to the your account or accessing Blackboard, contact Lehman College Help Desk at: Phone: 718-960-1111 or e-mail:

How do I contact a professor?

Go to the department's faculty page or the directory and locate the professor you wish to contact;. There you will be provided each professor’s phone number and e-mail address. It is recommended that you e-mail a professor because professors are not typically in their office every day.

Where is the Registrar's office located?

Location: Shuster Hall. Room 175.
Phone: 718-960-8255

Where is Financial Aid office located?

Lehman students, both full-time and part-time, may be eligible for financial aid through various state, federal, and college programs. More information on Financial Aid can be located at or can be obtained by visiting the Financial Aid office located in Shuster Hall, Room 136; Phone: 718-960-8545.

Where is Career Services office located?

Location: Room 254, Shuster Hall (Or Shuster Hall, Room 229)
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468-1589
Tel: (718) 960-8366
Fax: ( 718) 960-7887

The Career Services Center (CSC) at Lehman College assists its students in meeting the challenges of the workplace and the new millennium by integrating the areas of career development, job opportunities, internships, and technology into their academic experience.

Where Can I go for academic help?

The AcademicCenter for Excellence (ACE) provides tutoring in business administration, economics and accounting courses. ACE is located in the Old Gym Building, Room 205. For more information or to make an appointment please call 718-960-8175 or visit their Web site.

What is the police/emergency phone number on campus?

Emergency transportation for injured students or staff is available by contacting the Department of Public Safety at its emergency telephone number 718-960-7777.

Public Safety and Security Services is located in Room 109 of the APEX, the Department of Public Safety is responsible for 24-hour protection of all persons and property on the College grounds. The staff includes a director of Public Safety, three assistant director/lieutenants, three college specialist, six sergeants, three corporals, twenty campus patrol officers, three of which are assigned to the H. S. of American Studies at Lehman College. In addition, there are two campus security assistants, fifteen contract security guards, one full-time CUNY Office Assistant, and one part-time college assistant.

Who should I contact if I am having non-academic, emotional or financial problems?

The Counseling Center at Lehman College is a safe place for students to talk about any concerns they may have. Services are free and confidential and provided in a safe environment where students may address issues that may be keeping them from attaining their academic goals. All students are treated with respect and are seen as individuals with unique strengths.

Location: Old Gym Building, Room 114
Telephone: 718-960-8761

Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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