Information about the honors program in economics
This page is designed to provide information about our senior honors program. It is most relevant for students that are considering doing an honors thesis. If you have any questions about the program feel free to contact Professor Hughes (Honors Program Supervisor for 2003-2004) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Prusa (Undergraduate Director) at email@example.com.
Taking part in the senior honors program (or one of the college
honors programs) is likely to be your most intellectually rewarding activity at
To be eligible to participate in the Departments’ Senior Honors
Program, you must have a 3.4 GPA in your economics (220) courses and a
3.0 GPA overall. You must also have the following prerequisites: 220:203, 204,
960:211 or 285 (or its equivalent). It is also highly desirable to complete (or
take during the summer) 220:322, Econometric Methods and to register for
Advanced Econometrics (220:401) in the fall 2003 term.
The senior honors program itself is a one-year course of study.
Students register for Economics 220:493 in the fall semester and Economics
220:494 in the spring semester. Both are three credit courses that count
towards your economics electives. (Separate arrangements are made for students
who are eligible for college honors programs such as the Henry Rutgers Program
Before you can register for the Senior Honors Program you must
submit a well-developed proposal. The proposal must be approved by a faculty
member, who agrees to supervise the project, and by the Director of Undergraduate
Studies. Completed forms need to be submitted to the Undergraduate Office
by the end of the second week of classes in September. A copy of the
form is available here and in the undergraduate
office. If you have any administrative questions (for example, regarding
you eligibility for the program), please give Ms. Janet Goodstein a call at
932-7363, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or stop by the undergraduate office in N.J. Hall Room 202.
Class meetings (The Senior Honors Seminar)
For the 2003-2004 academic year, Professor Joseph Hughes will
direct the honors program. He will guide you through the research
times will be decided at the beginning of each semester. You must be able to
attend the meetings to participate in the program. At the meetings each student
will report on his/her progress. In the initial meetings there will be a discussion
of the economic questions you are planning to address. In subsequent meetings
you will discuss the results of your literature review, the outline of your
project, preliminary results, and problems you have encountered along the way.
At the end of the spring semester each student will present his/her final
The sooner you get started thinking about a possible topic, the
better. We encourage you to talk to professors about research projects. In
addition, you should feel free to contact Professor Hughes about the program,
possible advisors, and possible topics. You can reach Professor Hughes through
e-mail at email@example.com