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Economics (BSB) Honors Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Invitation

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

  • Have completed ECO 305 and ECO 306 with a minimum grade of B- in each course
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.300 in all Economics (ECO) courses taken at DePaul

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:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ECO 250CAREER PREPARATION FOR ECONOMICS MAJORS2
ECO 305INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS (with a B- minimum grade)4
ECO 306INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS (with a B- minimum grade)4
ECO 375INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS (with a B- minimum grade)4
Select one Advanced Economics Elective of the following completed at DePaul with a B-minimum grade:4
ECO 313
MARKET STRUCTURE AND REGULATION OF BUSINESS
ECO 314
ECONOMICS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR
ECO 340
DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
ECO 359
DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
ECO 376
TIME SERIES ANALYSIS
ECO 379
GAME THEORY
Any other ECO course that carries a prerequisite of ECO 305, ECO 306 or ECO 375
Select three electives of the following:12
ECO 310
URBAN ECONOMICS
ECO 312
THE CHICAGO ECONOMY
ECO 313
MARKET STRUCTURE AND REGULATION OF BUSINESS
ECO 314
ECONOMICS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR
ECO 316
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC HISTORY
ECO 317
AMERICAN ECONOMIC HISTORY
ECO 318
LABOR ECONOMICS AND ORGANIZATION
ECO 319
ECONOMICS AND GENDER
ECO 320
ECONOMICS OF RELIGION
ECO 321
LAW & ECONOMICS
ECO 322
FINANCIAL MARKET REGULATION
ECO 325
THE ECONOMICS OF POVERTY
ECO 326
HEALTH ECONOMICS
ECO 330
RADICAL RESPONSES TO CAPITALISM
ECO 333
TOPICS IN GLOBAL ECONOMIES
ECO 334
UNDERSTANDING CHINA'S ECONOMY
ECO 335
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
ECO 336
EXPLORING ECONOMICS & STATISTICS THROUGH SPORTS
ECO 340
DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
ECO 341
BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
ECO 360
ECONOMICS OF LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES
ECO 361
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
ECO 362
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY ECONOMICS
ECO 363
ECONOMICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
ECO 376
TIME SERIES ANALYSIS
ECO 379
GAME THEORY
ECO 380
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
ECO 398
SPECIAL TOPICS (multiple topics may be used)
ECO 399
INDEPENDENT STUDY

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:

  1. the student earned a B+ or better on the paper
  2. the paper contained a literature review based on at least 5 sources; and
  3. the paper was at least 10 pages OR used econometrics.
  4. 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, lowen@depaul.edu.

Combined Bachelor’s + Master’s Program Participants

Students admitted to the Economics Combined Bachelor’s + Master’s program may apply up to three approved graduate course(s) towards undergraduate Economics major electives.

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. ​​

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