Student Research Program

The Department of Economics encourages student research through a variety of programs, including:

Students can also complete a supervised independent study (Econ 180 or Econ 298) for course credit.  The requirements for earning three units of credit for Econ 180 are similar to those for writing an Honor's Thesis but the course is graded pass fail and students need only earn a 75% or higher on their final paper.  The requirements for earning three units of credit for Econ 298 are similar to those for Econ 180 but graduate level work is expected.  To apply for a permission code for Econ 180 or Econ 298, students complete the same Independent Study Application Form for the Honors Thesis Section of Econ 180 and email it to Associate Professor Matthew Holian (matthew.holian@sjsu.edu) who will follow up promptly notifying you whether your application meets all of the requirements.