2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog


Economics is available as a major or a minor on both the BA and BS degrees. It is also available on the BS degree in international economics. Students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in economics should be certain to meet early and often with their faculty adviser to ensure that appropriate supplemental coursework is completed.

The Department of Economics is part of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts and, thus, has a liberal arts focus. The program fosters an intellectual community, based on critical inquiry, that explores the human condition while enabling students to develop the capacity to "think like an economist," thereby providing the skills necessary for meaningful work, citizenship and leadership. Upon completion of the undergraduate degree programs, students majoring in economics should be able to analyze human action and interaction in economic terms, formally model economic phenomena, and apply core economic concepts to novel situations.

Honors College

Economics majors who plan to pursue Departmental Honors must be members of the Honors College and should enroll in ECON 30003 during their junior year and ECON 40003 during the fall semester of their senior year.

Minimum Grade Requirements

To graduate with a major in economics or international economics, students must earn a grade of "C-" or better in all courses applied to the major, including associated requirements. In addition, a grade of "C-" or better must be earned in any course serving as a prerequisite for a course in economics.

Course Scheduling

Although taught regularly, not all required courses are scheduled every semester. It is the students’ responsibility to complete the major requirements for graduation as early in their tenure as possible. Exceptions to the major requirements or to course prerequisites will not be made because of student failure to complete coursework in a timely fashion. In particular, since they serve as prerequisites to many advanced courses, the foundations courses and associated requirements should be completed as early as possible in a student's academic career.

Omicron Delta Epsilon

The Eta of Texas Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) is sponsored by the Department of Economics. ODE is the national honor society in economics.