Achievement oriented students who have obtained very high grades in Introductory Economics, ECON 200 and ECON 201, should consider applying to the Departmental Honors Program. Students interested in this program should first discuss it with an economics adviser to plan their course of study. Fulfilling the Honors major requirements will allow them to graduate "With Honors in Economics," as well as the opportunity to complete an undergraduate thesis. This distinction is noted on both the diploma and the student's transcript from the University of Washington. Interested students should contact the Economics Advising Office regarding honors classes. Please note that admission to the Econ Honors Program is competitive. Click here to view the Economics Honors Program requirements.
University Honors and the College of Arts and Sciences Honors
The Economics Department participates in the University Honors and the College of Arts & Sciences Honors Program. The specific economics requirements for this program are listed above. Students who participate in this program must also complete the College Honors requirements and will then earn a Bachelor's Degree "With College Honors in Economics."
Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the national Economics Honor Society, recognizes distinguished scholastic achievement in economics. Eligible students will have earned a minimum of 20 upper-division (300- and 400-level) economics credits with a minimum GPA of 3.3, and have achieved a minimum overall UW GPA of 3.2. ECON 311 and other statistics courses are omitted from the **major GPA** calculation. Majors are automatically screened for eligibility and then invited to join each Spring. For more information about ODE, click here to visit their official website.
Last Updated April 15, 2013