Economics majors will be invited each term to participate in the Honors Track if they meet the following criteria:

Course Requirements

In addition to ECO 105, ECO 106 and ECO 315, a student majoring in the Honors Track in Economics is required to complete the following courses totaling 30.0 hours:

If you are completing a double major or minor in finance, you must take FIN 320 in place of ECO 315.

Other 250 career courses (2.0 hours) offered in the Driehaus College of Business can be used as a substitute for ECO 250. ​​

ECO 393 may not be used towards the major.

ECO 395 may not be taken by students in the Driehaus College of Business.

Open Electives

Open elective credit (16.0 hours) is needed to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

Global Business Perspective

If an ECO course is shared between Global Business Perspective and the Economics major, additional hours of Open Elective credit are required.

Additional Requirements

Honors Track students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.300 (B+ average) in all Economics (ECO) courses taken at DePaul.

Honors Track students must submit a paper written for any economics class that meets the following criteria: (a) the student earned a B+ or better on the paper;  (b) the paper contained a literature review based on at least 5 sources; and (c) the paper was at least 10 pages OR used econometrics. This requirement must be satisfied using a paper from a course taken at DePaul. Students should contact the Director of the Undergraduate Economics Program for submission guidelines. The director position is currently held by Associate Professor Laura Owen,

Graduation Requirements

All Economics (ECO) courses and any other courses used toward the Economics major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.