Prerequisite and core courses should be completed at Scripps. Students planning to study abroad are urged to complete core courses beforehand.
The Economics major requires four additional upper-division courses in economics, to include at least two courses with an intermediate theory (ECON101 SC or ECON102 SC) prerequisite. At least two of the four electives must be taken at Scripps.
Requirements for honors in Economics or Mathematical Economics:
A grade point average in the major of at least 3.67.
A grade of A- or better on a two-semester thesis ( ECON191 SC and ECON191H SC). Students will receive an In Progress grade for ECON191 in Fall semester; their final grade for the two semesters will be determined at the conclusion of ECON191H in Spring semester.
A successful oral defense of the thesis before the economics faculty and the thesis readers in Spring semester.
Students interested in being considered as a candidate for honors should consult with their economics thesis readers during the second semester of their junior year and again during the first semester of their senior year.