Department of Economics


Economics studies the behavior of people and firms in making decisions about the allocation of scarce resources and examines the structure of the economy as a whole. Programs prepare students for a career as a analyst in government, consulting or other private sector positions.

A thorough understanding of economic principles provides a student with an excellent foundation for a career in:

  • Business
  • Government
  • Law

Opportunities for graduates are excellent. Employers value the problem-solving skills and the critical writing skills students develop in an economics curriculum.

For more information contact Undergraduate Advising Center / Graduate Business Services

Reasons To Study Economics

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Analyze Data

Learn How To Analyze Data To Solve Problems

Think Critically

Learn How To Think Critically About The World, Like Only An Economist Can

Additional Information About Economics

  • Computing, manipulating and analyzing numerical data
  • Developing budgets
  • Performing cost/benefit analyses
  • Creating and evaluating financial reports
  • Applying statistical methods
  • Writing proposals, reports and articles
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Economics of Social Issues
  • Money and Banking
  • Sports Economics and Business
  • International Trade
  • Games and Decision Making

All Major Courses

  • Quantitative analyst
  • Budget analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Mathematicians and statisticians
  • Investment banker
  • Technical writer
  • Urban planner
  • 2M research services
  • Accenture
  • Airbus Helicopters
  • American Airlines
  • Analytics Lab / Analytics COE
  • Ascension Analytics Group
  • AT&T
  • AV-Tech Industries
  • Bank OZX
  • BEA Systems
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Brink’s Inc
  • Buxton
  • Caliber Home Loans
  • CBRE Arlington
  • Citi Bank
  • City of Dallas
  • Civitas Capital Group
  • Corporate for Methodist Health System
  • Cottonwood Financial
  • Crosslands International
  • Cyient
  • Decision Analyst
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Employers Health Network
  • Enterprise Compliance
  • Ericsson
  • Facebook
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Fidelity Investments
  • FieldEdge
  • Fresenius
  • Gartner
  • GM Financial
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Holistic Hemp Co.
  • Howard Hughes Corp.
  • InfluxData
  • Infosys Consulting
  • Just Energy
  • JP Morgan Chase&Co
  • JPS Health Network
  • Kemper
  • Litigation Analytics
  • Litigation at Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Load Forecasting Quant
  • Mary Kay
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Medpace
  • Methodist Health System
  • National Distributing Company
  • Nationstar Mortgage
  • Oil & Gas Curitiba Area, Brazil
  • Par Pacific Holdings, Inc.
  • Pier 1
  • Pizza Hut Corp
  • PlainsCapital Bank
  • Pratt Industries
  • PrimaLend Capital Partners
  • Real Assets, Fund Evaluation Group, LLC
  • Realogy Holdings Corp
  • Regulatory and Fair Lending Risk
  • RewardStyle
  • S&P Market Intelligence
  • Samsung Electronics America
  • Siemens
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Stat Slice
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Tecolote Research, Inc.
  • Tekzoom
  • The Michaels Companies
  • The Sage Group
  • Union Standard Insurance
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. International Trade Comm.
  • USAA
  • UT Dallas
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • ValueScope
  • Van Arsdall and Associates
  • Walmart Technology
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Xerox Thailand


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Fall 2022 Scholarship Opportunities Now Open! All scholarships are competitive and are contingent on the availability of funds and the discretion of the scholarship committee.

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Application For Graduate Assistantship

Applicants must possess quality communication and organizational skills in order to provide valuable assistance to their assigned professor.

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Certified Business Economist

In 2018, UTA became the 8th school in the country to be a CBE (Certified Business Economist) Partner School with the national NABE organization. This means our BS in Economics and MS in Economics students are able to sit for the CBE exam after completing our program.



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* Texas median earnings, according to SeekUT 

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