Commensurate with the mission of UMBC, the Department of Economics encourages its undergraduate majors and certificate students to engage in scholarly research.
Those students interested in pursuing a particular research topic should contact a relevant faculty member (one whose teaching or research is related to the topic) to request guidance and mentoring. Once a mentor has been arranged, students may register for ECON 493 in order to receive course-credit while research is being conducted. ECON 493 is open to economics majors with at least a 3.2 grade point average in economics, and who have complete at least one 400-level course in the field related to the proposed research.
Some examples of previous projects and research in progress include:
Undergraduate Research Awards provide up to $1500 in support for recipients to work with a faculty mentor on an original project for academic credit. Recipients are chosen on a competitive basis. In past years, the awards deadline has been in the month of February. For details and applications, check the Office of Undergraduate Education's Office website or call (410) 455-5754.
Another opportunity for scholarly activity is UMBC's Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day. For details and applications, check the Office of Undergraduate Education's Office website or call (410) 455-5754.
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
3rd floor Public Policy Building, Room 338
1000 Hilltop Circle • Baltimore Maryland 21250
phone: 410-455-2160 • email: Mrs. Kelly Hodges <firstname.lastname@example.org>