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ECON 4970. Junior/Senior Honors Project 1. (4 Hours)

Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Combined with Junior/Senior Project 2 or college-defined equivalent for 8 credit honors project. May be repeated without limit. Prerequisite(s): ECON 2315 with a minimum grade of D- ; ECON 2316 with a minimum grade of D- ; (ECON 2350 with a minimum grade of D- or MATH 2280 with a minimum grade of D- or MATH 3081 with a minimum grade of D- or MGSC 2301 with a minimum grade of D- or POLS 2400 with a minimum grade of D- or PSYC 2320 with a minimum grade of D- )

ECON 4971. Junior/Senior Honors Project 2. (4 Hours)

Focuses on second semester of in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. May be repeated without limit. Prerequisite(s): ECON 4970 with a minimum grade of D-

ECON 4991. Research.  (4 Hours)

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

  1. Identify a topic of interest, which must be in the economics field.
  2. Identify a professor to work with, who must be an Econ professor.
  3. Develop a research plan and determine the appropriate course. 
  4. Get approval from the professor and Department (Undergraduate Program Director).
  5. Register via MyNortheastern (Registrar Forms: Individual Instruction form)

ECON 4992. Directed Study. (1-4 Hours)

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. May not be substituted for requirements leading to a BA or BS in economics. Requires approval of department chair. May be repeated without limit.


An informational session for undergraduate and PlusOne students was held in March to provide an update on general avenues to pursue research, including information on The David A. Radivonyk Fund for Student Research in Economics.