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Requirements for the B. A. degree with a Major in Economics

The BA with a major in economics requires 30 semester hours in economics, 24 of which must be at the 30000 level or above, plus a minimum of six semester hours in associated requirements. Please note that all BA degrees require 4th semester proficiency in a foreign language; for further details, see the TCU Undergraduate Catalog.

A grade of "C" or better must be attained in any course that is to count as one of the 30 hours in economics or as one of the associated requirements. 

Specific requirements are as follows:

Foundations (12 hours)
Any 10000-level economics course
ECON 30223 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 30233 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 30243 Contending Perspectives in Economics

Breadth Requirements (9 hours, 3 from each subsection)
A. Historical Context (3 hours)
ECON 30253 History of Economic Thought
ECON 30423 European Economic History
ECON 30483 Financial History
ECON 40413 U.S. Economic History I
ECON 40423 U.S. Economic History II
ECON 50463 Perspectives in Macroeconomics

B. International Economics (3 hours)
ECON 30213 Development Theory
ECON 30433 Development Studies
ECON 30443 Asian Economics
ECON 30453 Economics of the European Union
ECON 30463 Latin American Economics
ECON 30493 International Economic Studies
ECON 40213 International Trade and Payments
ECON 40223 International Monetary Economics

C. Public Economics (3 hours)
ECON 30473 Regional and Urban Economics
ECON 30503 Health Economics
ECON 40113 Industrial Organization
ECON 40133 Labor Economics
ECON 40143 Public Finance
ECON 40153 Economics of Financial Markets
ECON 40433 Law and Economics
ECON 50463 Perspectives in Macroeconomics

Additional Electives in Economics (9 hours)

Associated Requirements (6-7 hours)
MATH 10283 or 10524 (Note that the former will not serve as the prerequisite for any upper-level math courses) and INSC 20153 or MATH 10043.

A minor is required. Any minor approved by AddRan College is acceptable. A minor in mathematics is recommended for those planning to enter graduate school in economics. With the approval of the chair of the Department of Economics and the associate dean of undergraduate studies of the M. J. Neeley School of Business, economics majors may minor in finance or accounting. For the finance minor, ECON 40153 may substitute for FINA 30203, but cannot be used to satisfy both the major and minor requirements.