Each year the Economics Department recognizes exceptional students.
Bennett W. Schwartz Award. This award is given to a graduating senior majoring in Economics who is deemed outstanding and best in his or her class by the department faculty.
Outstanding Junior Award. This award recognizes juniors who have distinguished themselves for outstanding academic achievement and potential. (Note: For the purpose of this award, "juniors" are students we expect to graduate in the academic year following the one when we consider them for the award.)
Jim Halstead Award. This award recognizes an Economics major (in any class) for outstanding contributions to helping others learn economics. The Department faculty selects the winner from a pool of candidates nominated by Oxy students who have taken classes in Economics.
Betty Tracy Award. This award is given to an Economics major (in any class) for outstanding service to the Department.
College Honors. Seniors may receive College Honors through excellent performance throughout the major, including their performance on their senior comprehensives, and approval of the department. To be considered for admission to the Honors Program, students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher both in Economics and overall by the end of their junior year.
Departmental Letter of Commendation. Seniors who do not receive College Honors will be considered for this recognition if they have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher both in Economics and overall.
"Pass with Distinction" on the Senior Comprehensives. Seniors will be considered for this recognition if they receive a grade of A- or above in their Senior Seminar or Senior Thesis (Economics 495 or 490) and a grade of A- or above on the MFT exam.
Selection for membership in Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society for Economics (http://www.omicrondeltaepsilon.org). Seniors will be eligible for selection if their academic standing is in the upper one-third of the class of graduating Economics majors.
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