Department of Economics at Illinois State University Department of Economics at Illinois State University Department of Economics at Illinois State University

Honors in Economics

Candidates for honors in Economics must fulfill the general requirements for participation in the University Honors Program and must be Economics majors with a grade point average of 3.30 overall and 3.75 or higher in Economics courses. Students will be expected to complete 6 hours of course work designated as honors course work within the Department of Economics. These could include ECO 105 honors and in-course honors at the 200- or 300-level. The in-course honors requires individual negotiation with the faculty member teaching the course.

In addition, the achievement of honors requires the writing of a substantial original paper. The student will enroll in Independent Honors Study, ECO 299, for 3 hours credit and will receive help from an assigned faculty member. At the end of the semester the student will make an oral presentation of the paper to a meeting of Department faculty and students. One copy of the original paper will be kept in the Department office and be available for inspection. Honors credit will show on the official transcript and will be stated on the diploma.