Economics

Honors Requirements

Honors in Economics

Students considering graduate studies are strongly advised to enroll in the Honors program. Interested students should speak to the Honors Advisor.

Requirements and Suggested Course Sequence for the Graduate Study Route

First Year

 Second Year Third Year

Fourth Year

Junior English

*6 ECON 281

*3

ECON 384

*3

ECON 481 *3 
LOE *6 ECON 282
*3 ECON 385
*3 ECON 482 *3
Group 2 (Hum)  *3 ECON 299b 
*3 ECON 386 
*3 ECON 497 *3
ECON 101 *3  Group 1 (FA)  *3  ECON 387 *3  ECON XXX  *3
ECON 102 *3
Group 1 (FA)  *3
ECON 399
*3
ECON XXX
*3
MATH 114a *3  ECON XXX  *3
ECON XXX  *3
ECON XXX
*3 

MATH 125

*3  ECON XXX

*3

ECON XXX 

*3

Option
*3 

STAT 151

*3 Group 2 (Hum)

*3

Option
*3
Option
*3 
  Option *3
Option
*3
Option
*3 
  Option

*3

Option *3
Option
*3 

a Or Equivalent  bOr STAT 265 and 266 

Requirements and Suggested Course Sequence for the Essay Route

First Year

 Second Year Third Year

Fourth Year

Junior English

*6 ECON 281

*3

ECON 384

*3

ECON 400 *3 
LOE *6 ECON 282
*3 ECON 385
*3 ECON 481 *3
Group 2 (Hum)  *3 ECON 299b 
*3 ECON 386 
*3 ECON 482 *3
ECON 101 *3  Group 1 (FA)  *3  ECON 399
*3  ECON 4XX  *3
ECON 102 *3
Group 1 (FA)  *3
ECON XXX
*3
ECON 4XX
*3
MATH 114a *3  ECON XXX  *3
ECON XXX  *3
ECON XXX
*3 

MATH 125

*3  ECON XXX

*3

ECON XXX 

*3

Option
*3 

STAT 151

*3 Group 2 (Hum)

*3

Option
*3
Option
*3 
  Option *3
Option
*3
Option
*3 
  Option

*3

Option *3
Option
*3 

Or Equivalent  bOr STAT 265 and 266 

See the Calendar Section 44.10 for a detailed description of the requirements of the program. A maximum of *48 at the junior level can be taken. Additional courses in mathematics (especially MATH 115 and 225), statistics, and computing science are recommended as options.

Promotion from year to year requires a GPA of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in all Economics courses. Graduation with First Class Honors requires an average of at least 3.7 on all senior level Economics courses and a GPA of 3.5 or better on all courses in the final year (last *30).

Honors in Economics requires a minimum of *54 and a maximum of *72 in Economics at the 200-level and above. ECON 400 is the 4th year Honors Essay. A description of the requirements for the essay is available upon request.

The Honors Advisor is Dr. Valentina Galvani, 7-27 Tory Building, valentina.galvani@ualberta.ca.