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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, B.S.


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About the Economics Bachelor's Program


Students with either a major or minor in the Department of Economics must have at least a C in all economics courses in all programs. Moreover, a minimum grade of C is required in all core courses in the B.S. in International Economics degree. Courses specifically required in the core by course number for the B.S.I.E. may not be taken pass/fail. Courses required for the major or minor in the B.A. or B.S. in Economics degree may not be taken pass/fail. Courses taken pass/fail by a student before declaring a major or minor will be evaluated by the curriculum committee of the department and a decision rendered as to whether they will satisfy the degree requirements.

Students choosing any of the undergraduate programs offered by the Department of Economics must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of their economics courses in residence at Texas Tech University. Students minoring in economics must complete a minimum of 6 semester hours of their economics courses in residence at Texas Tech.

Program Requirements


The undergraduate program leading to the 120 credit hour Bachelor of Science degree combines a broad liberal education with rigorous and extensive training in theoretical and mathematical economics. The program is highly structured and technically oriented and requires a minor in mathematics. Students in this major must include ECO 2301 , ECO 2302 , ECO 3311 , ECO 3312 , ECO 4305 , and 21 hours of advanced economics electives. The mathematics minor consists of 18 hours of mathematics subject to the approval of the Mathematics Department. The basic requirements are listed in the “College of Arts & Sciences ”. The adjunct requirements include a two-semester course sequence in statistics (MATH 4342  and MATH 4343 ) in addition to the math minor.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Second Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 16


Third Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Fourth Year


Fall


  • ECO 4305 - Introduction to Econometrics 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • (Writing intensive course)

  • ECO Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Creative Arts Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Math Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
    (MATH 3430   may be taken in place of the MATH elective and 1-hour elective in this semester.)
  • Elective 1 Semester Credit Hours
    (MATH 3430  may be taken in place of the MATH elective and 1-hour elective in this semester.)

Total: 13


Spring


  • ECO Elective, 4000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours
    (Writing intensive course)
  • ECO Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Multicultural Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
    (Select from the university multicultural requirements.)
  • MATH Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 15


Total Hours: 120


Electives


See Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements  for more information. 3 hours of English literature coursework will fulfill 3 hours of Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirements for B.S. degree.

Foreign Language


A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements  for further explanation.

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