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.
The undergraduate program leading to the 120 credit hour Bachelor of Science degree combines a broad liberal education with rigorous and extensive training in theoretical and mathematical economics. The program is highly structured and technically oriented. Students in this major must include ECO 2301, 2302, 3311, 3312, ECO 4305, and 21 hours of advanced economics electives. The mathematics minor consists of 18 hours of mathematics subject to the approval of the Mathematics Department. The basic requirements are listed in the college's Undergraduate General Degree Requirements. The adjunct requirements include a two-semester course sequence in statistics (MATH 4342 and 4343) in addition to the math minor.