Independent Study and Internship Credit

Economics 193 - Academic Internship Credit

Economics 193 is a one-unit P/NP course intended for students fulfilling internships. In order to receive full credit students will need to write and submit a paper either at the end of the quarter in which they complete the internship or the following quarter. Econ 193 is a one-unit class that can ​be taken twice; the units do NOT count toward the major

Rules & Guidelines

  • Students must be in the full Economics or Economics & Accounting major in order to enroll
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • ECON 193 is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis
  • ECON 193 can be worth a maximum of one (1) unit
  • Students can take this course a maximum of twice, for a maximum of two (2) units total
  • ECON 193 does NOT count towards the upper division major requirements
  • Students must be enrolled in ECON 193 concurrent with their internship, or in the following quarter

Econ 193 is can be used for international students in the Economics majors who need units to qualify for their OPT.  All units are ​Pass/No Pass.

For more information on ECON 193, please review the application below.

ECON 193 Application

Economics 199 - Independent Studies in Economics

Economics 199 is an independent study course for students engaged in research with an Economics faculty member where the student is doing their own research project.   Econ 199 is a variable unit class and units are based on the number of hours necessary to complete the work assigned. Students can earn no more than 2 units in any one quarter. (Total 6 unit cap)

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

  • Your sponsor must be an Economics professor
  • You must have upper-division standing in the major with at least 2 upper-division major courses completed
  • You must have a minimum UD major GPA of 3.0
  • You must have a 3.0 GPA in the preceding 3 quarters
  • You need faculty consent
  • You need consent of the department Undergraduate Chair

Econ 199 is not appropriate for international students in the Economics major who need units to qualify for their CPT.  All units are letter graded.  

Econ 199 Application

Economics 199RA—Independent Research in Economics

Economics 199RA coursework shall consist of academic research supervised by a faculty member. Econ 199RA is a variable unit class and the units are based on the number of hours necessary to complete the work assigned. Students can earn no more than 2 units in any one quarter.  Econ 199RA units do NOT count toward the major.

To enroll in Econ 199RA, you must meet ALL of the following requirements:

  • Your sponsor must be an Economics professor
  • You must have upper-division standing in the major with at least 2 upper-division major courses completed
  • You must have a minimum UD major GPA of 3.0
  • You must have a 3.0 GPA in the preceding 3 quarters
  • You must have faculty consent
  • You must have consent of the department Undergraduate Chair

Econ 199RA Application