Do you like working with numbers? Are you good at breaking down complex problems? Do you enjoy identifying and analyzing patterns? You should pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics at the University of North Texas.
Economists devise procedures and use mathematical models to answer real-world questions such as how long an economic downturn might last; what effects new tax legislation would have on unemployment levels; or why specific inflation rates negatively impact the economy.
As an economist, you may be employed in:
Other potential employers include nonprofit agencies, international trade associations or governmental agencies such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some economists work for consulting firms or are self-employed consultants.
We teach you a marketable, transferable skill set that makes you a valuable asset to any company. Our curriculum provides a unique perspective on economics because of the shared resources between the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law (FIREL) in the College of Business and the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Faculty members in both departments are professional researchers, student mentors and dedicated teachers. They have earned recognition from the Southern Economic Association and the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, among others. Quality instruction is a high priority for both departments.
You may network with business professionals through the Economics Club and Omicron Delta Epsilon. Our Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community brings business students who live on campus together to enhance academic and social experiences. More information about the Business Community is at www.unt.edu/housing.
The FIREL department’s placement officer can assist with finding internships and other employment opportunities. Some students gain research experience by working in the Center for Economic Education, the Center for Environmental Economic Studies and Research, or the Center for International Economic Studies and Research.
Scholarships sponsored by the FIREL department may be available to help you pay for your education. Scholarship information is at www.cob.unt.edu/students/scholarships.
The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, Fla. 33602-5730; telephone 813- 769-6500). This distinction means the college meets or exceeds strict standards for excellence in education.
Our new, eco-friendly Business Leadership Building accommodates 8,000 students and promotes interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders. The building — which is seeking LEED Gold certification — contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms, and a state-of-the-art general access computer lab. This building helps distinguish us as a leader in business education for students and executives.
While pursuing your degree, you will complete 18 semester hours of economics courses and another 12 semester hours of approved supporting courses. The supporting courses are chosen in consultation with the FIREL department chair and your academic advisor. Necessary course work addresses:
Education office, and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center and the Internships and Cooperative Education office can provide advice about future employment opportunities as well as getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Recommended Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program in high school. In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at ApplyTexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.
If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning allows you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you to a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, we welcome more transfer students than any other institution in the state. The center is in the University Union, Room 320.