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ODE International Honor Society in Economics

About ODE

ODE (Omicron Delta Epsilon) is the International Economics Honor Society.  A primary objective of the ODE is to provide recognition for those students who have achieved academic excellence in their economics courses. The UMSL Chapter of ODE was established in February 1968.

Benefits of Omicron Delta Epsilon Membership include:

  • International recognition of scholastic achievement in economics.
  • A publication outlet for promising undergraduate and graduate student papers in The American Economist, the journal of Omicron Delta Epsilon.
  • Closer academic and professional relationships with the faculty at your university.
  • Closer professional and social relationships with fellow ODE members at your university.
  • Closer professional and social relationships with ODE members at other universities with Omicron Delta Epsilon chapters.
  • ODE sponsored meetings at the annual conventions of regional, national and international associations.
  • Eligibility to compete for the Outstanding Student Leader Award.
  • Free online access to The American Economist.

Qualifications for ODE Membership

The minimum requirements for admission for undergraduates are:

  • completion of 12 credit hours of economics courses; and
  • attainment of a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better in economics courses and an overall GPA of at least 3.0.

Graduate students in economics are judged solely on their graduate work. They must have:

  • completed one semester of full-time work, with a major or minor in economics; and
  • attainment of a GPA of 3.0 or better.

The Cost

The one-time lifetime fee is $35.

For more information

Contact ODE Adviser, Prof. William Rogers.

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