Departmental Honors in Economics

Honors in Economics

The Honors Program for Economics, Applied Economics, and Math-Economics Majors

The honors program is designed to encourage in-depth study and research at a level that approaches graduate school. In order to graduate with honors, students must first be members of Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the International Honor Society in Economics.  The criteria for ODE membership is below. In addition to being a member of ODE, students that write an exceptional Senior Thesis, which is a required departmental capstone experience, are offered the opportunity to defend the thesis in front of a panel of Economics faculty. Upon a successful thesis defense, the student will graduate with honors. 

To qualify for Omicron Delta Epsilon membership the following criteria must be met: 

  • major in economics, applied economics, or math-economics

  • have an overall GPA of at least 3.0

  • have a GPA of at least 3.3 in economics courses 

For more information about graduating with honors, please contact Dr. Shaianne Osterreich, Economics Department Chair.