Why take part in the honors program?
Entry into the program requires a 3. Undergraduates seeking admission to the program must apply no later than the spring quarter of their junior year. You can download the application by clicking here.
Students in the Honors Program must complete the two-quarter Economics Honors Colloquium Economics HA-B, which satisfies the upper-division writing requirement and an honors thesis. These courses are offered in Fall and Winter quarters.
The Honors Program in Economics teaches students in the three economics majors - Economics, Business Economics, and Quantitative Economics - to research, write, and present economics papers.
Honors students take a two-quarter sequence in which they learn to think, write, and report results like an economist.
The courses emphasize the skills of creative thinking, independent analysis, problem solving, writing, and communications. The centerpiece of the sequence will be the completion of an independent research project: In HA, students will design their projects, conduct preliminary research, and begin to write their papers.
Students will determine their research topic, design their research program, gather their data, write a proposal, write an outline for their project, and begin to write up their results.
Students will be encouraged to apply for scholarships via the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. In HB, students will complete their research projects, write their honors thesis, and present the results. Weekly writing assignments and periodic presentations will help keep the students on track.
By the end of the quarter, the students should have submitted a complete draft, which they may improve if they wish, and their advisor requires, during the spring quarter.
Students should also have completed a draft of their presentation for the Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held in the spring quarter. Honors Advisor Students who wish to enroll in the honors program in economics must have an advisor for their senior thesis. The advisor must be a professor, instructor, or faculty affiliated with the economics department.
It is your responsibility to find a topic and an advisor. We encourage you to visit the faculty during their office hours, talk to them about your research interests, and build an educational relationship with them. For more information about the honors thesis in economics, click here.
Director of the Undergraduate Honors Program in Economics.Honors Advisor. Students who wish to enroll in the honors program in economics must have an advisor for their senior thesis. The advisor must be a professor, instructor, or faculty affiliated with the economics department. It is your responsibility to find a topic and an advisor.
Undergraduate Honors Thesis Exhibition University Art Gallery Select Undergrad Exhibition. Honors Thesis "The Impact of Message Length and Medium on Imitation Attack Creation and Detection by Humans" Winner of best Cognitive Science & Psychology honors thesis SURP & UROP Fellowship Recipient: "The Impact of Text Length and Medium on Imitation Attack Detection by Humans and Machines".
The Honors Program in Chicano/Latino Studies is designed to allow undergraduates to pursue independent research and write an honors thesis on topics of their choice under the guidance of Chicano/ Latino Studies faculty members. Students who wish to enroll in the honors program in economics must have an advisor for their senior thesis.
The advisor must be a professor, instructor, or faculty affiliated with the economics department. Once admitted to the program, students will enroll in Honors Research in Earth System Science (HA-B-C) and Honors Thesis in Earth System Science (H).
In the Honors Research series, students will commit hours a week to conduct research with an ESS faculty.