Students who complete Honors Theses will graduate “with honors in” the major or majors in which they write the thesis, in addition to any Latin honors. The purpose of the Honors Program in economics is to provide exceptional students with an opportunity to complete an intensive program in their major area and to receive recognition for that work. To be eligible for honors in economics, a student must earn a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.4 in all courses taken at Tulane, and a grade-point average of at least 3.5 in all courses taken in economics and in related courses serving to fulfill major requirements.
Honors also requires completion of the Honors Thesis (Economics H4990, H5000). These courses are an additional requirement for the honors candidate because only one will count as one of the 10 economics courses required for the major. The student must select a thesis director from the economics faculty and register for the Honors Thesis (ECON 4990) at the beginning of the first semester of the senior year. Subject to departmental approval, the student will then register for the second semester of the Honors Thesis (ECON 5000). Students are expected to complete the thesis according to the schedule set by the Honors Program.
Interested students should visit the Honors Program website.