Undergraduate courses in the Department of Economics include lecture, presentations, debates, discussions, research term papers and exams to promote course outcomes such as critical thinking, analyzing disciplinary contents, identifying contexts and learning multiple modes of inquiry.
Undergraduate students have the option of taking graduate-level courses for undergraduate or graduate credit. Please review the following guidelines:
Undergraduates Taking Graduate-Level Classes for Undergraduate Credit
There is no maximum number of graduate credits an undergraduate student can petition for to use toward their undergraduate degree. However, it is up to the discretion of the department and the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education to approve these credits. The credits cannot be used for both an undergraduate degree and graduate degree.
To use a graduate course for undergraduate credit, an undergraduate student must:
Undergraduates Taking Graduate-Level Classes for Graduate Credit
Undergraduate students can take up to eight (8) credit hours of master's-level work while an undergraduate to use toward a future graduate degree.* The credit that undergraduate students receive from graduate classes can only be used for graduate credit (unless specified that it is being used toward undergraduate credit). The credits cannot be used for both a graduate degree and undergraduate degree.
To use a graduate course for graduate credit, an undergraduate student must:
*This does not apply to students in the BA/MA or BA/MS programs.