Economics Department Honors

Economic majors must complete an original piece of research in order to be eligible to graduate with honors in their major.  The department awards High Honors, Honors, or no honors.  Students who have written a High Honors thesis and who have exceptional grades and broad course selection may also be nominated by the department to be considered for University Honors by the Faculty Honors Committee.

Phi Beta Kappa

This is a national honor society for the liberal arts. The department nominates Economic senior majors based on an evaluation of their GPA in economics courses, their overall GPA, their fulfillment of Gen Ed expectations, and their performance in the department's core courses (Econ 300, 301, 302).

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Omicron Delta Epsilon

This is an international honor society for economics. The ODE faculty advisor screens students based on economics GPA (B+ or better) who have had at least 4 economics courses, at least three of which must be at the 200-level or higher, and the current student leadership invites them to join.  Students need not be majors in economics to be eligible, and may achieve eligibility as early as their sophomore year.

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