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 quantitative 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
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Law

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

Catalog Descriptions


Economic Data Analytics - MS (STEM Degree)

For more information contact UG Advising Center / Graduate Business Services

Fall 2020 Scholarships for Economics Majors

Fall Scholarships now open thru September 16

To apply for a scholarship go to and create an account if you don't already have one, click "opportunities," then search for "College of Business/Economics Department Scholarships for Economics Majors and Economics Graduate Students" and complete the short application form.

All scholarships are competitive and are contingent on the availability of funds and the discretion of the scholarship committee. Dollar amounts shown below are expected but not guaranteed.

If any recipient switches their major during the semester they receive an economics department scholarship then they agree to reimburse the scholarship fund for the total amount awarded.

  • 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.

Undergraduate Award Categories:

Type A:

Type 1: Full-time BS-Econ or BBA-Econ majors in good academic standing who take 3318 in junior year and 4318 in junior or first semester of senior year, earning at least Bs in both, with overall GPA at least 3.5 (non-renewable) (expected award: $1000)

Type B:

Full-time undergraduate BBA-Econ majors in good academic standing with overall GPA equal to or greater than 3.75 (expected award: $500, or, if 4.0, $1000)

Type C:

Full-time undergraduate BS-Econ majors in good academic standing with overall GPA equal to or greater than 3.75 (expected award: $750, or, if 4.0, $1500)

Graduate Award Categories:

Type 1:

Full-time graduate students in their first semester in the MS-Econ program and in good academic standing (expected award: $2000)

Type 2:

Continuing graduate students (either part-time or full-time) in the MS-Econ program and in good academic standing with a minimum 3.4 GPA in 5000-level economics courses taken at UTA; students may receive this scholarship more than once (expected award: $1000 if GPA is 3.4-3.5999; $1500 if GPA is 3.6-3.9999; $2000 if GPA is 4.0)

Reasons To Study Economics

  • Learn How To Think Critically About The World, Like Only An Economist Can
  • Learn How To Analyze Data To Solve Problems
  • Earn A High Salary Upon Graduation

View Economics Salaries

Our graduates work at:

  • 2M research services
  • American Airlines
  • Ascension Analytics Group
  • AT&T
  • AV-Tech Industries
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Buxton
  • Citi Bank
  • Crosslands International
  • 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

Contact Department

Main Office Number:
Dr. Roger Meiners, Department Chair
Dr. Christy Spivey, Program Director, MS in Economic Data Analytics
Barbara Sellers, Administrative Assistant

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Fall Scholarships

Now Open Thru September 16