ECO 498 provides an opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience in research. 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 min. GPA of 3.000 and have completed ECO 405, ECO 407, and ECO 480.
ECO 499 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 a min. 3.000 GPA average in his or her economics courses. There must be a project and/or an outline of a course of study and a prior agreement with a particular faculty member who will supervise the work.
MTH 499 can be used either for a "reading course," where the student reads an advanced mathematical work, or for work on an original research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Students can apply to participate in the directed readings program, where they read or work under the supervision of graduate student mentors.