Resources for Current Students

Study Abroad Opportunities

Many students that major in Economics have the opportunity to study abroad during their time at St. Thomas. The types of programs offered vary by semester and year. Please visit our Study Abroad section on our website to learn more about programs offered by UST, and visit the International Education Center's Study Abroad page to learn more about all study abroad programs available to students. 

Economics Honors Society

The University of St. Thomas chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international economics honor society, was organized in 1967. Candidates must have completed at least sixteen credits in economics and have an average GPA of 3.40 or better both in economics, and overall in order to be eligible.

If you are interested in learning more about the honor society contact Dr. Jill Hendrickson, via e-mail at, or by phone at (651) 962-5295.

Economics Honors Program

Candidates for honors in economics must complete a research paper and an additional four credits in economics chosen in consultation with the department chair. The student is expected to work with a faculty member and the output of this collaboration (usually a paper) will be read by a committee of three faculty, appointed by the department chair. Each will determine if the paper is suitable for the honors requirement, with a majority rule determining honors designation. Candidates must achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher in the major and 3.25 or higher overall.

If you are interested in learning more about this program, contact Dr. Rob Riley, via e-mail at, or by phone at (651) 962-5687.

David A. Renelt Memorial Scholarship

This award is presented annualy by the Department of Economics faculty to the senior who best exemplifies the traits of intellectual curiosity and high ethical principles which characterized David Renelt. Renelt was a 1987 UST graduate in economics and theology who died suddenly while in the final stages of completing his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University.

Wall Street Journal Student Award

The Economics department awards this to a graduating senior with an Economics Major.

Garhart Award

Named after a former member of the department, this award is designed to support summer student research. It is a competitive award that is administered by the undergraduate research council at St. Aromas. The grant provides a stipend for a student and the student's faculty mentor to study a particular topic in the area of Economics. The result of this collaboration is expected to be presented at an undergraduate research conference.