Enjoy collecting and analyzing information? Do you want a job that could provide opportunities to live or work overseas? Are you a patient and persistent person? If so, you should pursue a bachelorís degree in Economics from the University of North Texas.
At its heart, economics is the study of decision making, and many decisions focus on the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. About 50 percent of the nationís economists work for private firms in banking, consulting, financial services, health care, insurance, international trade, labor relations and marketing.
We help prepare you to work:
Our graduates work for a wide range of companies such as Citigroup, Texas Instruments, GEICO and Buxton. Other graduates are pursuing graduate studies in economics or have enrolled in some of the nationís top law schools.
We administer a rigorous curriculum leading to either a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics or a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree. We also collaborate with the College of Business on course work leading to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics.
In addition to those degree options, we can help you achieve teacher certification (through the College of Education) and offer a certificate in Economic Geography.
Our faculty members provide individual attention so you develop a clear understanding of how to apply economic theory to real-world policy issues. This is accomplished through a combination of specific required courses and electives that explore subjects such as health care economics, environmental economics, third-world development, money and banking, and others. We also provide you the technical and quantitative skills necessary for graduate study.
Besides the internship and career services provided by the university, we have a job placement officer who locates internships and potential job openings and helps prepare you for interviews. You may gain research experience by working on a project conducted in the Center for Economic Education, the Center for Environmental Economic Studies and Research, or the Center for International Economic Studies and Research.
Our faculty members are well-known experts in their fields who have written hundreds of articles and books on general topics and specific fields of study in economics. They have worked on projects throughout the world including Thailand, Poland, Egypt and Central and South Africa.
We fund a number of scholarships to help you pay for your education. More information about these scholarships is available at economics.unt.edu using the undergraduate link.
You can meet other students who share your interest in economics through the UNT Economics Club or the Omicron Delta Epsilon international honor society.
In the introductory courses, you will learn the basics of the market process and how income, inflation and unemployment are determined at the national level. Other areas you will explore in upper-level courses include:
Our Career Center, Internships and Cooperative 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 Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent 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 www.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. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If youíre 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 will help you 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 with a peer mentor and other campus resources. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.