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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog
Texas Tech University
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, B.A.


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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 Bachelor of Arts degree is offered to students who want to pursue a broad liberal arts education while at the same time studying the complex interrelationships between consumers, producers, and governments in an economic system. A minimum of 33 semester hours in economics courses is required for the major, including ECO 2301 , ECO 2302 , ECO 3311 , ECO 3312 , and ECO 4314  plus 18 hours of advanced economics courses. Additional requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Economics include an adjunct course in statistics (MATH 2345  or MATH 2300  or equivalent) and a minimum of 18 semester hours in a minor field of choice. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required to complete the degree. Candidates for the B.A. degree in economics are encouraged to consult with their advisors for more information. Other requirements appear in the “Undergraduate General Degree Requirements .”

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Total: 14


Spring


Total: 16


Second Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 16


Third Year


Fall


  • ECO Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Foreign Language 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Language, Phil., & Culture Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Multicultural Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
    (Select from the university multicultural requirements.)
  • Minor 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Fourth Year


Fall


  • ECO Elective, 4000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours
    (Writing intensive course)
  • ECO Electives 6 Semester Credit Hours
  • Language, Phil., & Culture Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 15


Spring


  • ECO Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • ECO Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Elective 1 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 13


Total Hours: 120


Electives


Select from the university’s core curriculum  or the list of courses approved by the College of Arts and Sciences.

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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