To provide graduate students with financial assistance and practical training during their degree work, and to provide faculty with assistance in grading and research.
The department participates in the University Honors Program by regularly offering special honors sections of Economics 201 and 202. Less frequently we try to offer an honors section of one of our upper level classes. All faculty members are available to work with honors students on honors contracts for individual classes and on honors theses for students in one of our programs who are graduating with honors.
Each year the department presents a number of special awards and prizes to deserving undergraduate students.
This award is presented to the economics major with the highest grade point average. It was established by the Wall Street Journal and consists of a free one year subscription.
Students in the department's various programs have the possibility of combining work and academic credit through the cooperative education program. Labor Studies majors may apply cooperative education experiences toward their major. Economics majors may use cooperative education credits in fulfilling their general education requirements.
Cooperative Education placements involve working for pay at some job related to your academic program. These placements are arranged through the Cooperative Education Office in the Career Services Center located on the fourth floor of Goodison Hall. The phone number for career services is 734.487.0400. The academic credit portion of the Cooperative Education experience is supervised by a faculty member in the department. For economics majors that is Dr. David Crary.