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
To begin the process of applying for ECON 193, visit Career Connection in North Hall 2119 with your official internship offer letter.

International Students

ECON 193 can be used for international students in the Economics or Economics & Accounting majors who need units to qualify for their Curricular Practical Training (CPT). 

You will not only need to apply for ECON 193 through the Economics Department, but you will also need to fill out the CPT Request Form for the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS).

Please review CPT guidelines on the OISS website.

After you have reviewed all of the requirements, bring both the ECON 193 Application, the CPT Request Form, and the official internship offer letter to North Hall 2119 when you are ready to apply. Your internship must be approved by the Economics Department as directly related to your major in order for you to qualify for CPT.

ECON 193 Application


CPT Request Form


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