Regulations related to course load, number of credits and graduation, senior year courses, course repeats, course conflicts, summer term courses and electives for the Undergraduate Program of the Department of Economics are detailed below.
comprises credits per semester.
(students neither repeating nor on probation) are obliged to take a , except for the last two semesters.
(students neither repeating nor on probation) are allowed to take up to credits with the .
Under certain circumstances, the number of credits can be raised up to with the .
Students , i.e. students with a GPA lower than 2.00, cannot take more credits than designated in the departmental curriculum for that semester. For example, a freshman student on probation in his/her second semester can take at most 19 credits (20 if he/she is taking HIST 106). If the student has completed 107 credits required for graduation, this rule does not apply. Instead, he/she will be subject to the same regulations as regular students.
students, i.e. students with a GPA lower than 2.00 and SPA lower than 2.00 for two consecutive semesters (summer term does not count as a semester), can take a maximum of two new courses in addition to repeating failed courses as long as they do not exceed the 17-credits limit. In addition, repeating students are not allowed to take any courses from other universities. If the student has completed 107 credits required for graduation, this rule does not apply. Instead, he/she will be subject to the same regulations as regular students.
Students can withdraw at most from three courses that were taken in total during their undergraduate trainings
Students are obliged to register to all of the in the departmental program. . During the first two semesters students cannot register to additional courses except for the non-credit courses.
Students who passed Proficiency Exam with A or B must take 2 HSS elective and 1 unrestricted elective courses in their first two semesters.
Students who passed Proficiency Exam with C must take 1 HSS elective and 2 AE courses in their first two semesters (AE 1XX courses included).
HSS Elective Course List: HUM101, HUM102, HIST105, HIST106, PHIL101, PHIL105, PHIL111, PHIL112, LIT211, LIT212, PHYS111, PHYS112, PHYS205, PHYS206, PHYS225, PHYS226.
Freshman Students of the Department of Economics cannot take the required courses with EC codes in the Summer semester. Students can register for the required EC courses offered in the summer term only if they have previously failed them. An exception to this rule is applicable to who have completed their preparatory period at the end of the fall semester, and began taking courses offered by the Department in the spring semester. Such students can take the course EC 101 in the summer term.
If they fail a course from their first year they should register to this course as soon as it is available in the following semesters.
Students have to complete credits .
For graduation, students must achieve passing grades in all courses they are enrolled in. Failed required courses must be repeated and a passing grade must be achieved, and failed elective courses must be completed either by repeating the same course or another elective course, with a passing grade. This regulation also applies to courses that are not required for graduation. When this condition is satisfied the numbers for ‘attempted credits' and ‘completed credits' on the academic records will be equal to each other.
A minimum of must have been completed to take the course EC 470
Regular students can repeat the following courses:
1. Courses from the first two years of the curriculum (including the first unrestricted elective they have taken) for which they have received DC, DD, or F. Students can repeat these courses in the following 4 semesters after the first time they take.
2. All other courses for which they have failed.
Students who are on probation or repeating are allowed to repeat the courses from the third and the fourth year of curriculum for which they have received a DC or DD.
Note that regular students can not repeat the courses from the third and the fourth year of curriculum for which they have received a DC or DD. These rules apply to all courses.
Also note that at most six of the courses with a DC or DD grade (from the first and second years) could be repeated. Only one such course can be repeated in a given semester and the course should be repeated within the four semesters following DC or DD grade.
1. The class sessions of two required courses cannot overlap.
2. Two conflicts are not allowed for a given course.
3. Maximum of two overlapping class sessions are permitted in the schedule of the student. These overlaps should not violate conditions 1 and 2.
4. For foreign language courses which has more than three class sessions per week, exceptions can be made with the and in line with :
Exception to be made with the consent of the advisor: If a student is taking a foreign language course that has more than three class sessions per week (e.g. if the course load for German is 6 sessions per week), then a maximum of overlapping class sessions is permitted overall, only if of these conflicts arise due to the language course in question. Courses other than foreign language courses are subject to conditions 1 and 2.
For example, if one session of German language course overlaps with EC 203, and another session overlaps with EC 205, and if EC 223 overlaps with another elective course, this program can only be accepted with the consent of the advisor. But if two sessions of German language course overlap with the same course, this program cannot be accepted.
If two sections of a course are taught by the same instructor and the instructor allows students to follow either section, an exception may be allowed regarding course conflict rules. Students are requested to e-mail to '' if they believe their situation fits this description.
Students of the Department of Economics should take the required courses with EC codes in the fall or spring semesters but not in the summer semester. Students can register for the required EC courses offered in the summer term only if they have previously failed them.
An exception to this rule is applicable to who have completed their preparatory period at the end of the fall semester, and began taking courses offered by the Department in the spring semester. Such students can take the course EC 101 in the summer term.
Students who have can only enroll in unrestricted electives in the summer term, prior to taking departmental courses in the following semester. Students can only enroll in a maximum of two such unrestricted electives.
Courses with an EC code may also be considered as unrestricted elective courses.
For the students of the Department of Economics art and sport courses taken on Pass/Fail basis can be counted towards completion of up to 2 unrestricted elective courses (a maximum of 6 credits). Example:
1 PA + 1 PE --> 1 Unresticted Elective
2 PA --> 1 Unresticted Elective
2 PA + 2 PE --> 2 Unresticted Elective
3 PA --> 2 Unresticted Elective
The following courses cannot be considered as unrestricted elective courses for the students of the Department of Economics. Except when clearly stated, for students doing double-major with Economics, these courses cannot be counted towards graduation credits.