Majors, minors + certificates

Departmental HonorsDepartment of Economics

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements.

Description

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Economics have two options for earning departmental honors and should choose either the requirements for Option I or Option II below.

Honors requirements

  1. Option I.
    1. GPA Requirements. Students must have the following at the time of graduation:
      • College GPA of 3.500 or higher
      • Economics Major GPA of 3.700 or higher
    2. Advanced Courses*. At least 6 credit hours in courses chosen from ECON-E 390 through ECON-E 490.
    3. Thesis.
      • Course Requirement. Complete the following course for a total of six (6) credit hours:
      • Additional Information.
        • Honors thesis research topics must be approved by a tenure track economics faculty mentor and the Department's Director of Undergraduate Studies.
        • The thesis topic must be approved prior to the beginning of the semester in which the Thesis course enrollment occurs.
        • It is expected that the 6 hours of the Thesis course will be distributed over two consecutive semesters to allow for the development of the research proposal, study design, and completion of the final thesis project.
  2. Option II.
    • GPA Requirements. Students must have the following at the time of graduation:
      • College GPA of 3.500 or higher
      • Economics Major GPA of 3.700 or higher
    • Courses.
      • Honors Courses. Each of the following**:
      • Additional Courses*. Each of the following:
        • One (1) additional courses selected from ECON-E 390 through ECON-E 490
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Students must have a College GPA of 3.300 or higher to qualify for admission to a Departmental Honors program and to receive Departmental Honors. Units may set a higher College GPA.
    2. Units establish additional criteria, including admissions procedures, academic performance standards, and whether there are required courses, papers, or projects.
    3. Students who wish to earn honors in two different units must complete a distinct body of work for each honors notation.

Notes

  • * Depending upon availability, students seeking an honors diploma are encouraged to take additional 300–400 level courses designated as honors sections.
  • ** ECON-E 321, ECON-E 322, and ECON-E 370 will be considered as a substitute for honors sections only in exceptional circumstances.