Departmental Honors

Undergraduate students who meet the requirements for Economics Department Honors are recognized by the University with an indication of “Honors” on both the student’s transcript and diploma.

Around Spring Commencement, we host the Economics Department Awards Ceremony where honorees are presented with a certificate and an honors graduation cord. In the Winter, honorees are given an honors graduation cord to wear at Commencement and are invited back to participate in the springtime awards ceremony.


To Apply

Please download the Economics Departmental Honors Application [pdf], save, and fill out. Send the completed pdf to to the Econ Department Office. After you have emailed your completed application to the office, please complete this Google Form to help us track submissions.

Undergraduate students who meet the departmental honors standards are also eligible to join the International Economics Honors Society of Omicron Delta Epsilon - Zeta of CA Chapter. For more information, please see  Omnicron's Membership Process. At this time, the Economics Department does not pay any Omnicron student membership fees.

President's and Dean's Scholars

SJSU offers a number of honors designations, honors such as “cum laude” are automatically awarded to all SJSU students who graduate with a particular GPA (3.5, 3.7, or 3.85). Students may find themselves automatically enrolled on the List of Dean’s or President’s Scholars if they maintain a high GPA for a certain number of semesters.