Students with either a major or minor in the Department of Economics must have at least a C in all economics courses in all programs. Moreover, a minimum grade of C is required in all core courses in the B.S. in International Economics degree. Courses specifically required in the core by course number for the B.S.I.E. may not be taken pass/fail. Courses required for the major or minor in the B.A. or B.S. in Economics degree may not be taken pass/fail. Courses taken pass/fail by a student before declaring a major or minor will be evaluated by the curriculum committee of the department and a decision rendered as to whether they will satisfy the degree requirements. Students choosing any of the undergraduate programs offered by the Department of Economics must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of their economics courses in residence at Texas Tech University. Students minoring in economics must complete a minimum of 6 semester hours of their economics courses in residence at Texas Tech.
Bachelor of Arts in Economics. The undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree is offered to students who want to pursue a broad liberal arts education while at the same time studying the complex interrelationships between consumers, producers, and governments in an economic system. A minimum of 30 semester hours in economics courses is required for the major, including ECO 2301, 2302, 3311, 3312, and 4314 plus 15 hours of advanced economics courses. Additional requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Economics include an adjunct course in statistics (MATH 2345 or Math 2300 or equivalent) and 18 semester hours in a minor field of choice. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required to complete the degree. Candidates for the B.A. degree in economics are encouraged to consult with their advisors for more information. Other requirements appear in the college's Undergraduate General Degree Requirements.