The Department of Economics helps students develop a clear understanding of how to apply economic theory to real-world policy issues. We administer a rigorous curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Arts with a major in economics.
The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in economics.
Hours required and general/college requirements
A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements.
Majors must complete at least 30 hours in economics, including:
To graduate with a BA with a major in economics, a student must have a GPA of 2.5 in all economics courses (including transfer work). Students may retake UNT economics courses to improve the overall economics GPA. In computing the economics GPA, only the grade in the last repetition of a course will be included.
A student must earn at least a B in ECON 1100 and ECON 1110 and at least a C in all economics courses above the 3000 level. A student must earn at least a B in ECON 1100 before taking ECON 3550 and at least a B in ECON 1110 before taking ECON 3560. In all other cases, a student must earn a grade of C or higher in any prerequisite course before taking the next course in a sequence.
Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.