The Department of Economics honors those of its students who have distinguished academic records. To be awarded departmental honors in economics, students must satisfy GPA requirements and write an honors paper.

A student with a 3.5 GPA in a major offered by the Department and an overall 2.8 GPA at the beginning of the upper-senior semester may apply for departmental honors at that time. GPA levels must be maintained for the award of departmental honors.

A student must also complete ECO 499: Thesis Project by writing an acceptable honors paper. The honors paper is written under faculty supervision and must also be approved by a second reader.

Students enrolled in the BA/MA program may substitute enrollment in ECO 798 and an MA thesis for ECO 499 and the honors paper.

Enrollment in 499/798 and completion of the paper/thesis need not be delayed until the upper-senior semester.