Majors, minors + certificates

Departmental HonorsDepartment of Economics

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 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. Depending upon availability, students seeking an honors diploma are encouraged to take additional 300–400 level courses designated as honors sections.

Honors requirements

  1. Option I.
    1. GPA Requirements.
      1. College GPA. Honors candidates must have a College GPA of 3.500 or higher at the time of graduation.
      2. Major GPA. Honors candidates must have a GPA of 3.700 or higher in an Economics major at the time of graduation.
    2. Advanced Courses*. Six (6) credit hours:
    3. Thesis.
      1. Course Requirement. Six (6) credit hours over two (2) consecutive semesters:
      2. Topic Approval. Research topic must be approved by a tenure-track economics faculty mentor and the department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies prior to the beginning of the first semester in which student is enrolled in ECON-E 499.
  2. Option II.
    1. GPA Requirements. Students must have the following at the time of graduation:
      1. College GPA. Honors candidates must have a College GPA of 3.500 or higher at the time of graduation.
      2. Major GPA. Honors candidates must have a GPA of 3.700 or higher in an Economics major at the time of graduation.
    2. Courses.
      1. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory.
      2. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory. One (1) course:
      3. Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics. One (1) course:
      4. Econometric Theory and Practice I. One (1) course:
      5. Econometric Theory and Practice II. One (1) course:
      6. Honors Elective. One (1) course:
  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.