College of Business > Academics > Department of Economics > Majors & Minors > Honors > Economics (BSB) Honors

Economics (BSB) Honors Major Requirements


Economics majors will be invited each term to participate in the Honors Track if they meet the following criteria:

Course Requirements

In addition to ECO 105, ECO 106 and ECO 315, a student majoring in the Honors Track in Economics is required to complete the following courses totaling 30.0 hours:

If you are completing a double major or minor in finance, you must take FIN 320 in place of ECO 315.

ECO 393 may not be used towards the major.

ECO 395 may not be taken by students in the Driehaus College of Business.

Career Management Course

Students are required to complete the Career Course (250) associated with the major. Students who double major may choose the Career Course (250) associated with either major provided that hours for graduation are satisfied.

Global Business Perspective

If an ECO course is shared between Global Business Perspective and the Economics major, additional hours of Open Elective credit are required. Any ECO course must be passed with C- or higher.

Open Electives

Open elective credit (16.0 hours) is needed to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

Additional Requirements

Honors Track students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.300 (B+ average) in all Economics (ECO) courses taken at DePaul.

Honors Track students must submit a paper written for any economics class that meets the following criteria:
(a) the student earned a B+ or better on the paper
(b) the paper contained a literature review based on at least 5 sources; and
(c) the paper was at least 10 pages OR used econometrics.

(d) the paper was sole-authored
This requirement must be satisfied using a paper from a course taken at DePaul. Students should contact the Director of the Undergraduate Economics Program for submission guidelines. The director position is currently held by Associate Professor Laura Owen,

Graduation Requirements

All Economics (ECO) courses and any other courses used toward the Economics Honors major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- unless otherwise noted above and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher. ​​

Content displayed from Major Requirements on DePaul University Catalog