May 27, 2019  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Economics Honors Program


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Information

Students who wish to work toward a B.A. or B.S. degree with honors in economics should discuss the matter with the departmental undergraduate adviser. Admission to the department’s honors program requires the approval of the departmental undergraduate adviser and the chair and will be considered only for economics majors in their junior and senior year. These students must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 in all work.

The following are the minimum requirements for successful completion of honors work in economics.

  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 in all work.
  • A 3.40 GPA or above in economics courses.
  • Completion of all requirements for an economics major.
  • ECON 397H for 1 semester hour.
  • One of the following alternatives:
    An honors thesis under ECON 498 for 3-6 semester hours.  The senior honors thesis must be approved by the undergraduate adviser, the departmental chair, and the faculty member under whom the student pursues his or her thesis work.  
    or
    A total of 4 honors classes at the 300 level and above. An honors class will consist of a regular class taken in conjunction with 1 semester hour of ECON 397H. The work in ECON 397H will be evaluated and approved by the faculty member with whom the student is enrolled. Completion of this alternative automatically satisfies the ECON 397 requirement noted above.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Information