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
  • American Airlines
  • Ascension Analytics Group
  • AT&T
  • AV-Tech Industries
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Buxton
  • Citi Bank
  • Crosslands International
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Fidelity Investments
  • GM Financial
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Howard Hughes Corp.
  • Infosys Consulting
  • Just Energy
  • Litigation Analytics
  • Mary Kay
  • Methodist Health System
  • Nationstar Mortgage
  • RewardStyle
  • Siemens
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Stat Slice
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Tekzoom
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. International Trade Comm.
  • USAA
  • ValueScope
  • Van Arsdall and Associates
  • Walmart Technology
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment


  • Scholarship available for newly-admitted full-time graduate students in their first semester in the MS-Econ program in the Fall 2022 semester in good academic standing (expected award: $1000). Go to Academic Works and create an account to apply. Deadline: 6.30.2022
  • The Economics department offers competitive scholarships in the Fall and Spring semesters, typically ranging from $500 - $2000.
  • Undergraduates who have formally declared Economics as their major and graduate students in the MS-Econ program are eligible to apply.
  • Economics students will be notified via email when applications open, near the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester.


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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 (2019)

Contact Department

Department of Economics
701 S. West Street, Room 309
Box 19479
Arlington, Texas 76019
Direct: 817-272-3061

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