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Department Honors

The departmental honors program provides opportunities for qualified students to enrich their undergraduate studies and to receive recognition for academic excellence in economics.

Students are qualified to enroll in the departmental honors program if they have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours of academic work with a minimum GPA of 3.50 and have completed at least ECON 101, ECON 102, ECON 311 and ECON 312 with a minimum GPA of 3.50. Completion of the departmental honors program requires that students maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.50 and a minimum GPA of 3.50 in economics courses. Four of the upper-level ECON courses to complete the major must be designated as honors courses; students will complete supplemental research in these courses under the guidance of the instructor. Students must attain a minimum GPA of 3.75 in their upper-level honors courses.

Interested students should contact the department or their faculty advisor for complete information on departmental honors.

The requirements for departmental honors in Economics are:

  • Both of the following courses with a combined GPA of 3.5 or higher:
    • ECON 311 – Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
    • ECON 312 – Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Both of the following courses with a combined GPA of 3.5 or higher:
    • ECON 421 – Introduction to Econometrics
    • ECON 490 – Analytic Methods in Economics
      • instead of taking ECON 490, students can take both of the following with a combined GPA of 3.5:
        • MATH 152 – Calculus and Analytical Geometry II
        • either MATH 215 – Applied Finite Mathematics or MATH 221 – Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • One of the following:
    • ECON 493 – Individual Research in Economics
    • ECON 495 – Research Seminar
  • One of the following:
    • ECON 601 – Microeconomic Analysis
    • ECON 602 – Macroeconomic Analysis
    • ECON 611 – Advanced Econometric Analysis I
  • Students must graduate with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher