Economics - Undergraduate Programs

Overview

Students who plan to earn a degree in economics in one of the specialized fields listed below should consider the following suggestions as to their choice of elective economics courses:

  • Those planning to do graduate work in economics should include two semesters of calculus, as well as linear algebra in their program. Additional math courses are encouraged and should be selected with assistance from the Economics Department's graduate advisor.
  • Those planning to apply for law school admission should include ECON 3305 LAWS AND ECONOMICS and ECON 3335 ECONOMICS OF PUBLIC POLICIES among their economics electives.
  • Those planning to pursue careers in the health sector should include ECON 3301 THE ECONOMICS OF HEALTH and ECON 4311 ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS among their economics electives.
  • Those planning to work as an economic analyst should include Industrial ECON 3313 INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION AND PUBLIC POLICY, and ECON 4311 ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS among their economics electives.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Economics

Students must meet all lower division requirements before enrolling for upper division courses. Specified prerequisites are designated for certain courses.

Pre-Professional Course Requirements - Fulfill the University General Core Requirements (42 hours and 3 elective hours)
General Core Requirements 42
Communication (minimum 6 hours required)6
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
Mathematics (minimum 6 hours required)6
COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ANALYSIS
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY
MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
CALCULUS I
Life and Physical Sciences (minimum 6 hours required)6
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
Language, Philosophy & Culture (minimum 3 hours required)3
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
Creative Arts (minimum 3 hours required)3
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
US History (minimum 6 hours required)6
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
Government/Political Science (minimum 6 hours required)6
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Social & Behavioral Sciences (minimum 3 hours required)3
MONEY, FINANCE AND THE MODERN CONSUMER
COMMUNICATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Foundational Component Area (minimum 3 hours required)3
FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
Non-Business elective (3 hours)3
Professional Course Requirements - Business Core (39 hours)
ACCT 2301PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3
ACCT 2302PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3
ECON 2305PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 2306PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
INSY 2303INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING3
BCOM 3360EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION3
BLAW 3310LEGAL AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
BSTAT 3321BUSINESS STATISTICS I3
FINA 3313BUSINESS FINANCE3
MANA 3318MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR3
MANA 4322ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY3
MARK 3321PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
OPMA 3306OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3
Professional Course Requirements - Advanced Economics (15 hours)
ECON 3303MONEY AND BANKING3
ECON 3310MICROECONOMICS3
ECON 3312MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 3318INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS3
ECON 4311ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS3
or ECON 4323 INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
or ECON 4325 ECONOMIC FORECASTING
Advanced Business Electives (21 hours)
Junior or Senior level business, accounting, finance, information systems, management, marketing, operations management, or real estate. No ECON courses will apply. 21
Total Hours120

DOUBLE MAJORS

A Double Major option for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Economics is available. Economics undergraduates who pursue the following Double Major program will not have the option of participating in the Fast Track Program in Business.

Completion of the Double Major is attained by including all of the following courses in the BBA Economics plan and completing with grades of C or better in each of the double major courses listed below:

BBA in Economics and Finance

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I
Advanced Accounting Elective (ACCT 33xx or 43xx)
INVESTMENTS
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETS
ADVANCED BUSINESS FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
Advanced Finance Elective (FINA 33xx or 43xx)

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENGL 13013ENGL 13023
MATH 13153MATH 13163
HIST 13113HIST 13123
Life & Physical Science3Life & Physical Science3
COMS 13013Creative Arts3
 15 15
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ACCT 23013ACCT 23023
ECON 23053ECON 23063
FINA 2330 or MANA 23023INSY 23033
POLS 23113POLS 23123
Language, Philosophy & Culture3Non-Business Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECON 33033ECON 33103
BLAW 33103BCOM 33603
FINA 33133BSTAT 33213
MANA 33183Advanced Business Elective3
MARK 33213Advanced Business Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECON 33123ECON 4311, 4323, or 43253
ECON 33183MANA 43223
Advanced Business Elective3OPMA 33063
Advanced Business Elective3Advanced Business Elective3
Advanced Business Elective3Advanced Business Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics

Students must have completed ECON 2305 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS and ECON 2306 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS before enrolling in certain upper-level economics courses. Specified prerequisites are designated for certain courses.

Pre-Professional Course Requirements - Fulfill the University General Core Requirements (42 hours and 3 elective hours)
General Core Requirements 42
Communication (minimum 6 hours required)6
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
Mathematics (minimum 6 hours required)6
COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ANALYSIS
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY
MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
CALCULUS I
Life and Physical Sciences (minimum 6 hours required)6
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
Language, Philosophy & Culture (minimum 3 hours required)3
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
Creative Arts (minimum 3 hours required)3
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
US History (minimum 6 hours required)6
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
Government/Political Science (minimum 6 hours required)6
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Social & Behavioral Sciences (minimum 3 hours required)3
MONEY, FINANCE AND THE MODERN CONSUMER
COMMUNICATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Foundational Component Area (minimum 3 hours required)3
FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
Non-Business elective (3 hours required)3
Professional Course Requirements - Business Core (21 hours)
ACCT 2301PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3
ACCT 2302PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3
INSY 2303INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING3
BCOM 3360EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION3
BLAW 3310LEGAL AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
BSTAT 3321BUSINESS STATISTICS I3
FINA 3313BUSINESS FINANCE3
Professional Course Requirements - Economics (30 hours)
ECON 2305PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 2306PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
ECON 3303MONEY AND BANKING3
ECON 3310MICROECONOMICS3
ECON 3312MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 3318INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS3
ECON 4311ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS3
or ECON 4323 INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
or ECON 4325 ECONOMIC FORECASTING
Plus 9 hours of 3000/4000 level economics, with a minimum of three hours at the 4000 level. Total hours in economics may not exceed 30.9
Minor Requirements
18 hours, at least six hours of 3000/4000 level. (The nine hours in accounting and information systems in the Business Core and nine hours from business communications, finance, statistics, or business law may be used as a minor in Business Administration.)18
Other electives sufficient to give the total number of hours required for the degree6
Total Hours120

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENGL 13013ENGL 13023
MATH 1315 or 13253MATH 1316 or 14263
HIST 13113HIST 13123
Life & Physical Science3Life & Physical Science3
COMS 13013Creative Arts3
 15 15
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ACCT 23013ACCT 23023
ECON 23053ECON 23063
FINA 2330 or MANA 23023INSY 23033
POLS 23113POLS 23123
Language, Philosophy & Culture3Non-Business Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECON 33033ECON 33123
ECON 33103Advanced Economics Elective3
BLAW 33103BSTAT 33213
FINA 33133BCOM 33603
Minor Requirement3Minor Requirement3
 15 15
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECON 33183ECON 4311, 4323, or 43253
Advanced Economics Elective (4000 level)3Advanced Economics Elective3
Minor Requirement3Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3Minor Requirement3
Other elective3Other elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Minor in Economics for Non-Business Majors

The College of Business:

  • Requires half of the course work for a minor in business be completed in residence at UT Arlington. For an 18-hour minor requirement, this would require a minimum of 9 hours of business course work at UT Arlington.
  • Requires a grade of C or better in all minor requirement courses.
  • Will not use vocational and technical courses (including WECM courses) toward any business minor.

Economics

ECON 2337ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL ISSUES (Optional)3
ECON 2305PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 2306PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
ECON 3303MONEY AND BANKING 13
ECON 3310MICROECONOMICS 13
ECON 3312MACROECONOMICS 13
ECON 33xx or 43xx 13
Total Hours21
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Mandatory Prerequisites: Prerequisites MUST be met before enrollment in the course. A student should consider these when selecting courses to satisfy the minor requirement and when registering. For a complete list of prerequisites see the Undergraduate Catalog or the Business Undergraduate Advising Office.