Graduate Level Classes
Undergraduates Taking Graduate Level Classes for Graduate Credit
Undergraduates can take up to 8 credit hours of masters level work while an undergraduate to use toward a future graduate degree (this does not apply to students in the B.A./M.A. and B.A./M.S. programs).
An undergraduate student MUST have a minimum of 3.0 GPA in Economics AND 3.0 overall GPA, and get permission from the Director of the Masters Program, to take graduate courses for graduate credit.
The credit that undergraduate students receive from graduate classes can only be used for graduate credit (unless they specify it is being used toward undergraduate credit). The credits cannot be used for both the graduate degree and undergraduate degree. In other words, no double dipping is allowed.
Undergraduates Taking Graduate Level Classes for Undergraduate Credit
An undergraduate student has to submit a petition to use a graduate course for their undergraduate program to the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. They should see the Undergraduate Advisor to get a petition form.
An undergraduate student must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA in Economics and overall, and get permission from the Director of Undergraduate Studies as well as the Director of the Masters Program, to take graduate courses for undergraduate credit.
There is no maximum number of graduate credits an undergraduate student can petition for to use toward their undergraduate degree. However, it is up to the discretion of the Economics Department and Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education to approve any credits.