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 3318DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION3
ECON 4311ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS3
or ECON 4323 ECONOMIC MODELLING
or ECON 4325 ECONOMIC FORECASTING
Advanced Business Electives (21 hours)
Advanced accounting, business, finance, information systems, management, marketing, operations and supply chain management, or real estate. Recommend INSY 3300 and INSY 3309 to develop competitive skill set. No ECON. 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.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics will enable graduates to meet the needs of employers in the era of "big data" and provide a strong background for those who wish to proceed to graduate school.  Students will be exposed to the latest data analysis and visualization programs used in the business world and gain analytic skills that are valuable to both employers and graduate schools. 

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 3318DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION3
ECON 4318ECONOMIC DATA ANALYSIS CAPSTONE3
Economics Electives 4000 Level (9 hours required from the following: ECON 4311, ECON 4320, ECON 4321, ECON 4322, ECON 4323, ECON 4325 or ECON 4330). ECON 4325 is highly recommended to enhance quantitative skills. Total hours in economics may not exceed 30.9
Minor Requirements
18 hours (Minor must include designated lower and upper level courses. Consult with advisor to confirm.) 18
Other Required Course and Elective (minimum 6 hours required)6
INSY 3300INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING3
Other electives sufficient to give the total number of hours required for the degree. Recommend INSY 3309 to develop a competitive skill set. No ECON.
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 33103Economics Elective (4000 level)3
INSY 33003BSTAT 33213
FINA 33133BCOM 33603
Minor Requirement3Minor Requirement3
 15 15
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECON 33183ECON 43183
Economics Elective (4000 level)3Economics Elective (4000 level)3
BLAW 33103Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3Other 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.