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Other Regulations

  1. Courses counted toward the major may also count toward the or AXLE. All ECON courses count in the Social and Behavioral Science category of AXLE except ECON 288 which counts in the International Cultures category.
  2. The Senior-in-Absentia Program described in the Undergraduate Catalog may be used by students wishing to count up to 15 hours of professional or graduate school courses toward their degree.
  3. Students in good standing are allowed to take any course in the Department for which they are qualified on a credit-by-examination basis. Authorization of the instructor and the Department Vice Chair is required. Requirements of the plan are detailed in the section of the Undergraduate Catalog on “Credit by Examination.” The examination will normally be four hours long.
  4. Except as noted in Course Requirements, only courses listed in the Undergraduate Catalog under economics can count in the required hours for the economics major.
    **The combination of Math 2820, 2820L, and Math 2821 may be counted in the economics major as a substitute for Econ 1500 and count as 3 credit hours in the major. Students may also complete Math 2820, Math 2820L instead of ECON 1500 if they complete Econ 3050 Econometrics. Math 2820 and 2820L are sufficient for the Economics minor.
  5. Econ 1111 is not an alternative to Econ 1010 or 1020 but will count as an elective in economics below the 3000 level. No more than 60 hours of the 120 required for graduation may be taken in a single discipline in the College; no more than 80 hours may be taken in any two disciplines. All courses taken for credit in a major or minor in the Department count in the 60-hour limit. The grades in these courses will be included in the calculation of the grade point average in the major or minor, as appropriate. No courses included in a major or the related minors may be taken on a pass/fail basis.



  • bill The Economic History Association has appointed Bill Collins as the next editor of the Journal of Economic History.  His term begins in 2016.
  • announcementEugene Vorobeychik (Engineering) and Myrna Wooders (Economics) have been awarded a grant for $442,051 for the next three years in support their research project, "Theory and Application of Mechanism Design for Team Formation." This project addresses questions of design of mechanisms for efficient team formation from the perspectives of computer science, microeconomics, experimental economics, and game theory. The grant is sponsored by the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems of the NSF
  • Savelyev Peter Savelyev has been awarded a solo-PI $260,464 NSF grant for the next three years of his research on the economic and psychological origins of health capital accumulation.

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