Honors Majors & Minors
Applicants for an honors major should have satisfied all of the requirements for an Economics course major and, in addition, should have a straight B or better grade average in Economics courses. This condition includes the grade equivalent(s) for any course(s) taken Credit/No Credit.
Applicants for an honors minor should have satisfied all of the requirements for acceptance as an Economics course major and, in addition, should have a straight B or better grade average in Economics courses. This condition includes the grade equivalent(s) for any course(s) taken Credit/No Credit. While minors are not required to complete a specific number of Economics courses, they must satisfy all the prerequisites for their honors preparation.
Typically, a student who wants to major in the honors program first applies for the program through the sophomore paper. In the sophomore paper, the student should indicate the intention to apply for the honors program and should list all preparations that s/he plans to take as part of that program. The student would usually take at least one preparation in the junior year. Approval of a student's honors program must be granted by the department. Changes of major and/or honors status can be made at any time by picking up forms and instructions in the Registrar's office.
Honors majors in Economics must take 3 preparations, and honors minors must take 1 preparation. All preparations in Economics consist of 2 credits. Most preparations involve taking a 2 credit seminar, but some preparations may combine a course and a 1 credit seminar. A complete list of preparations, with their prerequisites, appears below.
Examiners will determine a student's Honors performance in an individual preparation based on a 3 hour written exam, the seminar paper that they receive, and an oral exam.
ECON 101 Advanced Microeconomics (2 credits)
ECON 102 Advanced Macroeconomics (2 credits)
ECON 122 Financial Economics (2 credits)
ECON 141 Public Economics (2 credits)
ECON 145 The Labor Economics of Inequality in America (2 credits)
ECON 151 International Economics (2 credits)
ECON 161 Industrial Organization and Public Policy (2 credits)
ECON 165 Behavioral Economics (2 credits)
ECON 171 Labor and Social Economics (2 credits)
ECON 181 Economic Development (2 credits)