ECO 498 Undergraduate Research provides an opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience in research under the supervision of a faculty member. The first step is for the student to find a professor with whom he or she can work on a research project. The Director of Undergraduate Studies must then approve the project. To be considered for undergraduate research, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory, ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory, and ECO 480 Econometrics I.
ECO 499 Independent Study is intended to assist a student in pursuing a specific knowledge area in economics when no course in that area is currently offered, or when depth in that area beyond the course offerings is desired. To apply, a student must have at least a 3.0 GPA average in his or her economics courses. There must be a well-formulated project and/or an outline of a course of study, and a prior agreement with a particular faculty member who will supervise the work.