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Honors in Economics [Arts]


Honors in Economics


General Information


Students planning to apply for admission to the Honors program should consult BA Honors  for admission requirements. See Bachelor of Arts (Honors)  for Faculty regulations concerning the Honors program.

Program Requirements


Honors in Economics requires a minimum of ★54 and a maximum of ★72 in Economics (at the 200-level and above). The Department offers two different routes or sets of course requirements to obtain Honors in Economics. One route includes advanced training in econometrics and mathematical economics and is appropriate for students contemplating continuing their studies in economics at the graduate level. The other also leads to a specialized degree in economics and requires completion of an honors essay; it is more appropriate for students with different career objectives or contemplating studies in related disciplines after graduation. Students should consult the Department Advisor to determine which route to select. Requirements for the two alternatives follow:

Honors Route for Graduate Study in Economics


Honors Essay Route


This program does not have a minor

Notes:

  1. ECON 109 - Basic Writing in Economics I  is a prerequisite for all ECON courses at the 300- and 400-level. ECON 109 will be waived as a prerequisite upon completion of the Assessment of Reading, Comprehension, and Writing in Economics. Students who have successfully completed the Assessment of Reading, Comprehension, and Writing in Economics will not be permitted to enroll/receive credit in ECON 109. Students should complete ECON 109 earlier rather than later in their programs, as part of their first ★60. Students can contact the Department of Economics for more information about the Assessment.
  2. Additional courses in mathematics (especially MATH 225 ), statistics, and computing science are recommended as options.
  3. 400-level AREC courses approved as Arts options will be applied as senior level ECON, but will not fulfill 400-level ECON requirements.

Promotion Requirements


Promotion from year to year requires a GPA of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in all Economics courses.

Graduation Requirements


Graduation with Honors in Economics requires a graduation average of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in all Economics courses. Graduation with First Class Honors requires an average of at least 3.7 on all senior level Economics courses and a GPA of 3.5 or better on all courses in the final year (last ★30).

Combined Honors in Economics


General Information


Students may also pursue a combined program in Economics and another discipline.

Program Requirements


The common requirements in a Combined Honors program are the same as for other Honors programs (see Bachelor of Arts (Honors) ).

A Combined Honors program in Economics and another discipline requires a minimum of ★36 (at the junior and senior levels) in Economics and a minimum of ★36 in the other discipline. Requirements in Economics for all Combined Honors programs in Economics except Economics and Mathematics are the same as listed in Honors in Economics.

Students in the Combined Honors program in Economics and Mathematics may not receive credit for either ECON 386 or ECON 387, and should select further mathematics courses from MATH 334, MATH 372, MATH 373, MATH 381, MATH 417, MATH 418, MATH 421, and MATH 472.

Each Combined Honors program must have the approval of the Department of Economics and the other discipline. Only students enrolled in the Honors Essay route complete an Honors Essay. With the permission of the Honors Advisor, students pursuing Combined Honors in Economics (Honors Essay Route) and another discipline may write a combined honors essay (INT D 520) that is supervised jointly by faculty from both programs and the subject of which integrates both disciplines. In these circumstances, students will complete INT D 520 in place of ECON 400.

Note: 400-level AREC courses approved as Arts options will be applied as senior level ECON, but will not fulfill 400-level ECON requirements.

Promotion and Graduation Requirements


In a Combined Honors program, students must meet the promotion and graduation standards of each department. Requirements in Economics are outlined in Honors in Economics.