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2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, Business Concentration, BA

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The Economics program is designed to afford students the opportunity to prepare as economists or to serve other disciplines, such as accounting, finance, management, marketing, government, education, sociology or history. Economics includes two broad areas: microeconomics and macroeconomics.

A basic understanding of economics is essential for a well-informed citizenry since most of today’s problems have important economic aspects. It is also a vital discipline for, and is of practical value in, business decision-making. An understanding of the overall operation of the economic system puts businesses in a better position to formulate policies.

Microeconomics is an area applicable to any study of human endeavor where scarce resources must be allocated among competing uses. It is the study of humankind’s behavior in producing, exchanging and consuming material goods and services. Macroeconomics includes the study of the performance of the economy as a whole and includes such problems as inflation, unemployment and the rate of economic growth. Both areas include forecasting, a skill enabling individuals, firms and governmental bodies to adjust to anticipated economic conditions. In economics, problems are examined from a social, rather than an individual, point of view.

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics aims to prepare students for participation in public affairs, positions in business and government service. It offers a strong foundation for pre-law students and for further graduate study leading to teaching and research positions in universities, government and private enterprise.

The minimum total credits required for a BBA degree in Accountancy is 120.

General Education Requirements (42 sch)

Complete the requirements shown in the General Education Requirements section of this catalog, including the following specified courses:

Mathematics: MATH 1324  & MATH 1325  or MATH 2412  & MATH 2413  

Social Science: SOCI 1301  or PSYC 1301  

Lower Level

Communication (6 sch)

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 sch)

* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.

Creative Arts (6 sch)

* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.

Social and Behavioral Science (3 sch)

Component Area (3 sch)

Computer Use

Economics majors obtain computer skills for problem-solving in COSC 1335  (BCIS 1305 or 1405), a required lower-division course. These skills are applied to solving economic problems in upper division core courses, such as MNGT 2342  and ECON 4307 .

Required Courses (27 sch)

Additional courses necessary to complete a minor and sufficient upper division electives to complete 48 upper division hours and 120 total hours

An economics major who pursues a Business Concentration is required to compete the following coursework:

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