Frequently Asked Questions
Department of Economics
Yes, but check out the economics FAQ’s first as you may find the answer to your question there.
A concentration in empirical economic analysis is available for economics and international trade & finance majors in the E. J. Ourso College of Business. It is also available for BA students in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences. Nine hours is required (ECON 4540, 4630, 4632). Please contact your academic counselor for your college to declare the concentration.
The economics department offers an undergraduate independent study (ECON 3999) and in order to be eligible to enroll in this course, you must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and permission of an instructor. To start the process, you should contact a professor that has taught you previously or specializes in a field of economics in which you are interested. If the professor is offering an independent study course in that semester and approves your enrollment, the economics department will add the course to your schedule.
ECON 4445 is available for students who have a job lined up that is related to economics. Your internship supervisor will have to agree to fill out a report of your work, and you will be required to write a 25-page report. Applications for the internship course are available in the economics department.