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Why Study Economics at Texas Tech?

Economics is an insightful study of how people behave and organizations operate under constraints of resources.  It provides powerful tools to understand and analyze many aspects of our lives and help us to be informed, perceptive decision-makers.

Acquire important skills for career-building

Economics majors are trained in written communication and presentation skills, quantitative communication skills, and analytical problem-solving skills.  Economics majors are also trained to understand numerical data and recognize their importance, use a variety of data analysis and computing tools, and communicate quantitative information to others.  Moreover, there is no better major to acquire analytical problem-solving skills than economics.  Economic principles can be applied to identify the core elements of many problems confronting business and government and to formulate effective decisions to tackle those problems.

Gain a solid foundation for other advanced fields of study

Because of vigorous and comprehensive training, economics majors are sought by not only employers but also graduate schools.  Graduate study in law, business, politics, or public policy commonly demands logical thinking abilities and strong investigative and quantitative skills.  Indeed, economics is one of the most highly respected academic disciplines

Scholarship Opportunities

Check out the scholarships for any student who applies to Texas Tech.

Degrees Offered in Economics

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in International Economics

Minors Offered

  • Economics

Graduate Degrees:

  • Master of Arts in Economics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Helpful Links

Apply to become a student in Economics at Texas Tech University.

Download more information about the Department of Economics.

Visit the Economics and Geography Department website.

See what jobs you can get with a degree in Economics.

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