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Economics & Business

Majoring & Minoring  

ECONOMICS

Major in Economics: Nine courses (Majors consist of a minimum of 30 credits.)

  • ECO31-104 Principles of Economics
  • ECO31-224 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECO31-234 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECO31-314 Econometrics
  • ECO31-964 Capstone in Economics
  • ECO31-534 Economic History of the United States or
  • ECO31-624 Modern Economic Thought
  • At least three additional upper-level Economics courses

All courses above ECO31-104 require sophomore standing. An internship (Economics 31-944) is strongly recommended.

Required supporting courses in the Economics major: Two courses

  • MAT52-114 Introduction to Statistics
  • MAT52-154 Calculus I (Students not ready for Calculus I should first take Mathematics 52-124.)

Minor in Economics: Five courses (Minors consist of a minimum of 18 credits.)

  • ECO31-104 Principles of Economics
  • ECO31-31-224 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory or 234 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Three additional upper-level Economics courses

BUSINESS

Major in Business: Nine courses (Majors consist of a minimum of 30 credits.)

  • ACC36-114 Fundamentals of Accounting
  • BUS30-214 Foundations of Business
  • BUS30-314 Business Research and Writing
  • BUS30-474 Finance
  • BUS30-994 Capstone in Business
  • ECO31-104 Principle of Economics
  • Two additional courses at the 300 level or above in Business
  • One additional upper-level course in Accounting, Business or Economics

Required supporting course in the Business major: One course

  • MAT52-114 Introduction to Statistics

Minor in Business: Six courses (Minors consist of a minimum of 18 credits.)

  • ACC36-114 Fundamentals of Accounting
  • ECO31-104 Principles of Economics
  • BUS30-214 Foundations of Business
  • BUS30-474 Finance
  • MAT52-114 Introduction to Statistics
  • One additional upper-level Business course

ACCOUNTING

Major in Accounting: 11 courses (Majors consist of a minimum of 30 credits.)

  • ACC36-114 Fundamentals of Accounting
  • ACC36-204 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC36-214 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC36-314 Cost Accounting
  • ACC36-324 Taxation
  • ACC36-524 Auditing
  • ACC36-994 Accounting Theory (Capstone)
  • BUS30-214 Foundations of Business
  • BUS30-254 Business Law
  • BUS30-474 Finance
  • ECO31-104 Principles of Economics

Required supporting course in the Accounting major: One course

  • MAT52-114 Introduction to Statistics

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination: To qualify for the CPA Examination, Texas state law requires students to go beyond the major by completing a total of 150 credit hours of college work including 30 upper-level hours of Accounting. To fulfill this requirement, students may take Accounting 36-334, 534, 594 and 924. Texas state law also requires CPA candidates to complete a course in ethics that is approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Students can fulfill this requirement by taking Business 30-514. Also recommended, but not required, for the CPA track are Business 30-564, 574, 584 and Economics 31-314. NOTE: Students who intend to go to graduate school should discuss additional course recommendations with faculty in the department.

NOTE: A minimum grade of C- must be earned in any course if it is to count as a prerequisite for a subsequent Accounting, Business or Economics course.