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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Economics


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Main Departmental Office
Hickory Hall, Room 254

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #311457
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-2573
Fax: 940-565-4426

Web site: www.economics.unt.edu

Advising Offices
Undergraduate, Hickory Hall, Rooms 283A, 283B and 284
Graduate, Hickory Hall, Rooms 220E and 220J

Todd Jewell, Chair

Faculty 

 

The Department of Economics prepares students for career opportunities in the increasingly competitive domestic and global marketplace. The department is committed to a balance of high quality teaching and research. Students benefit from the personal attention of faculty and develop a clear understanding of applications of economic theory to real-world policy issues.

There are more than 59,000 economists in the United States working in three main areas: 42 percent work in business; 37 percent in teaching, research and consulting; and 21 percent in government. Economists work in many fields, including international trade, forecasting, environmental analysis, monetary theory, economic development, insurance, banking, finance, consulting, health care, communications, marketing, law and labor relations.

An undergraduate major in economics is excellent preparation for graduate work in economics, business, law and other fields. An applied approach helps students develop the technical and quantitative skills necessary for graduate study in many of today’s expanding career fields in business and research.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

The department offers a minor in economics  and a certificate in economic geography .

A Bachelor of Business Administration with a professional field in economics  is available through the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law in the College of Business, and is served by advisors in the Department of Economics.

These programs offer students a diversity of options ranging from a liberal arts perspective to a more quantitative technical background.

Bachelor of Business Administration

BBA candidates must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours, 42 of which must be advanced, and meet “General University Requirements  ” and “University Core Curriculum Requirements  ” as stated in the Academics section of this catalog, and general course and curriculum requirements of the College of Business. The professional field in economics is planned with the economics undergraduate advisor and includes ECON 3550 , ECON 3560  and ECON 4020 ; 9 additional advanced economics hours; and 12 hours of approved supporting courses, including FINA 4500 .

Scholarships

Scholarship applications are available online and in Hickory Hall, Room 254. The deadline for applying is the end of February. Scholarship winners are announced in the spring.

Sam Barton Labor and Industrial Relations Scholarship

This scholarship, named in honor of Professor Sam Barton, distinguished labor scholar and former UNT economics faculty member, is awarded to an outstanding graduate student majoring in labor and industrial relations.

To be eligible, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all college work. Graduate students must meet current academic admissions standards for the GRE or GMAT. If the applicant is a continuing student, performance in labor and industrial relations and economics classes will be part of the criteria for selection.

The number and amount of the awards depend upon the availability of funding.

Abe Melton Scholarship

The department annually awards this scholarship based on merit to an economics major. The scholarship is named in honor of Professor Abe Melton, former UNT economics faculty member and former department chair.

To be eligible, a student must be an economics major of junior standing (60 credit hours) and have a minimum 3.5 grade point average.

Tom Preston Economics Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Tom Preston, former dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and is awarded to outstanding undergraduate and graduate economics majors.

Students who have declared economics as their major are eligible, including entering freshmen and entering graduate students.

To be eligible, an undergraduate student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum SAT of 1100 recentered (or a minimum ACT of 24). A graduate student must have a 3.0 GPA on all college work and must meet current admissions standards for the GRE or GMAT.

The amount and number of awards depend on the availability of funding.

Department of Economics Scholarships for Academic Excellence

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate and graduate economics majors.

Students who have declared economics as their major are eligible, including entering freshmen and entering graduate students.

To be eligible, an undergraduate student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. A graduate student must have a 3.0 GPA on all college work and must meet current admissions standards for the GRE or GMAT.

The amount and number of awards depend on the availability of funding.

Rising Eagle Scholarship

This scholarship is for current economics majors who are graduating with a BA/BS/BBA in Economics and are applying to the master’s-level program in economics. Students must have a minimum 3.0 average and have made application to the graduate school. The number and amount of awards depend on the availability of funding.

Lewis M. Abernathy Scholarship

This scholarship, named in honor of Professor Lewis Abernathy, retired UNT economics faculty member and distinguished department chairman, is awarded to full time undergraduate or graduate majors in economics.

To be eligible, an undergraduate student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. A graduate student must have a 3.0 GPA on all college work and must meet current economics admissions standards for the GRE or GMAT.

The amount and number of awards depend on the availability of funding.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers graduate programs in the following areas:

  • Master of Science with a major in economic research.

For additional information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Center for Economic Education

Steven L. Cobb, Director

The Center for Economic Education is committed to making formal instruction in economics more accessible to educators.

The center maintains an in-service teacher training program of course offerings regularly scheduled during evening hours and in the summer. This program provides a mechanism for the in-service training of economics teachers in community colleges and secondary and elementary schools.

In addition to these regional instructional programs, the center develops instructional material, conducts research in economics education, maintains an instructional resource center and provides technical assistance in matters pertaining to instruction in economics.

Graduate Study

For information on graduate study, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Center for International Economic Studies and Research

David J. Molina, Co-Director
Michael A. McPherson, Co-Director

The Center for International Economic Studies and Research has three primary objectives.

The first is to promote research through the acquisition of external funding for projects focusing on the socioeconomic problems of Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

The center also coordinates undergraduate and graduate programs within existing departments for students interested in problems of these regions.

Beyond the campus, the center develops relationships with other institutions, both public and private, for the exchange of scholars and students, as well as joint research and conferences.

Center for Environmental Economic Studies and Research

Michael L. Nieswiadomy, Director

The Center for Environmental Economic Studies and Research promotes the use of economic tools to analyze environmental issues. The center also coordinates undergraduate major programs within existing departments for students interested in environmental topics. The center cooperates with other universities, educational institutions and government agencies to promote research and seminars on environmental economics for the public.

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