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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Economics, B.S.


Program Requirements


The undergraduate program leading to the 120 credit hour Bachelor of Science degree combines a broad liberal arts 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 3305 , 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.

Communication Literacy Requirement. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy (CL) requirement in their program(s) of study.

Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program. Communication literacy for the B.S. in Economics is evidenced by demonstrating proficiency in “thinking like an economist” through reading, writing, theoretical and graphical analysis, and orally communicating core principles of economic theory and econometrics. The three required course in the Communication Literacy plan are ECO 3305 , ECO 3312 , and ECO 4305 .

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Second Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 15


Third Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Fourth Year


Fall


  • ECO 4305 - Introduction to Econometrics 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • ECO Electives 6 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 Hour

Total: 16


Spring


  • ECO Elective, 4000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours
    (ECO 4306  recommended)
  • 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 1 Semester Credit Hour

Total: 13


Total Hours: 120


* Partially fulfills the Communication Literacy requirement for the B.S. degree

Electives


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

Foreign Language


A student must complete 3 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.