Independent Study -- Econ 197 and Econ 199

Economics 197 - Academic Internship Credit

Declared Economics majors who are pursuing an internship that relates to their studies in the Department of Economics can earn academic credit.  To earn credit, students are required to complete the application below and turn it in to the Economics Undergraduate Advising Office before the deadline.  Econ 197 is a variable unit class, units are based on the number of hours necessary to complete the work assigned.

Three hours per week of internship work = one unit of credit. Students cannot earn more than a total of 3 units of credit. 

To enroll in Econ 197, you must meet ALL the follow requirements:

  • Declared in the Economics major
  • Have completed at least 60 units
  • Have at least a 2.0 GPA overall and in upper division major courses
  • Have an internship that relates to the economics major. Internships that have no connection to economics will not be approved. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS interested in obtaining their CPT can use Econ 197 to earn the required credit needed.  Please make an appointment with an economics advisor to discuss your requirements.

To apply for Econ 197, please click on the link below to access the application. Complete the form and your two-page proposal. Submit your paperwork to Khia Serneo in 539 Evans Hall before the third week deadline. Deadline for submitting the paperwork for Econ 197 in Fall and Spring is the end of the third week of classes.  For summer, the deadline is the end of the first week of session C.

Applications are subject to approval by the Economics Department Undergraduate Committee. Applications can take up to two-four weeks to review. All units are P/NP.  This course cannot be used to fulfill an elective requirement for the major. 

ECON 197 Application

 

 

Economics 199 - Independent Study in Research

Economics 199 is an independent study course for student engaged in research with a Economics faculty member.   Econ 199 is a variable unit class, units are based on the number of hours necessary to complete the work assigned.

To enroll in Econ 199, you must meet ALL the follow requirements:

  • Your sponsor must be an Economics faculty member
  • Have completed at least 60 units
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0

Econ 199 is not appropriate for international students in the Economics major who need units to qualify for their CPT.  All units are P/NP.  This course cannot be used to fulfill an elective requirement for the major.  Deadline for submitting the Econ 199 paperwork for Fall and Spring is the end of the third week of classes.  For summer, the deadline is the end of the first week of session C.

ECON 199 Application