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.
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 Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
Four-year degree plan (example)
The following four-year plan is one example of a variety of ways in which you can complete your chosen degree in four years, and will serve as a guide for you to design your pathway to degree completion. Variations will depend on whether you need to take prerequisites or have college credit from exams or dual enrollment.