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    Oct 01, 2023  
American University Catalog 2018-2019 
American University Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Honors in Economics

Available through the Department of Economics , College of Arts and Sciences , the Honors in Economics program provides several opportunities for outstanding students to engage in economic research with the department faculty.

Admission to the Program

Students seeking admission to the Honors in Economics program must have a declared major in Economics (BA) , Economics (BS) , or Mathematics and Economics (BS) ; a minimum 3.70 GPA in the major core courses of ECON-100 , ECON-200 , ECON-300 /ECON-400 , ECON-301 /ECON-401 , and STAT-202 /STAT-203 /STAT-204 ; and submit a written proposal. The written proposal should list all ECON-XXX courses completed with individual grades, include a calculated major GPA, describe the student’s professional/graduate school aspirations and how the Honors in Economics program helps them achieve these goals, and identify a faculty mentor.

Program Requirements

Course Requirements

Honors Supplements (6 credit hours)

Complete 6 credit hours from the following, with honors supplements: 

Internship (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following, or approved upper-level ECON coursework with honors supplement: