To be considered for graduation with special honors and earn the designation of honors on their transcript, students must:
- Meet GW’s general special honors requirements.
- Hold a minimum GPA of 3.5 within the major at the time of graduation (not necessarily at the time of application).
- Submit a research paper to the Economics Department Undergraduate Committee and earn committee approval. Papers must be submitted by the last day of classes in the student’s graduating semester. Students are free to submit any paper of their choice, but most submit the paper completed for their proseminar course.