The Department of Economics would like to acknowledge excellent graduating seniors who have met the honors program requirements. These requirements are set to distinguish exceptional seniors among their peers and demonstrate a deeper understanding of Economics.
- BA: We nominate students who completed (1) MTH 141, (2) MTH 142, (3) ECO 406, and (4) whose cumulative GPA in economics courses is at least 3.25.
- BS: We nominate students who completed (1) MTH 141, (2) MTH 142, (3) ECO 498 or 499 with a recommendation letter, and (4) whose cumulative GPA in economics courses of at least 3.25.
For both BA and BS, if students' cumulative GPA in economics courses are at least 3.25, then they are nominated for Honors; if it is at least 3.50 they are nominated for High Honors; and if it is at least 3.75, they are nominated for Highest Honors.
The Department of Economics offers Micro-credential in Data Science in Economics that offers professional development in data analysis, data visualization, and presentation skills. In addition to the degree requirements, students are required to complete the following:
- For BA students – Choose ECO 461, ECO 481 or ECO 485 as part of the major upper-level electives and complete a capstone empirical project
- For BS students – Complete a capstone empirical project
The Department of Economics offers two special combined degree tracks for undergraduate students with a qualifying GPA. Combined degrees allow students to complete both a bachelor's and master's degree in less time and tuition. This is possible because of a slight reduction in undergraduate courses created by overlapping electives. When completed, students’ records will indicate two degrees individually awarded as part of a combined degree program.