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ECON Minor to Master’s Program and Accelerated Master’s Program

ECON Minor to Master’s Program

The study of economics provides a rigorous structure for decision-making, whether on academic topics or day-to-day activities such as how to divide roommate expenses or how to allocate time between study and recreation. Economics teaches students how to think rationally about problems, a skill that is essential in any profession.

A minor in economics provides knowledge and information that will make a student a better-informed consumer and participant in the world economy. It also provides a basis for a better understanding of world events.

Program Requirements

Students are required to enroll in ECON 202 Principles of Economics, ECON 203 Principles of Economics, ECON 323 Microeconomic Theory, and two ECON 300-499 Electives (ECON 410, ECMT 461, ECMT 463, and ECMT 475 are highly recommended) for 15 credit hours to receive a Minor in Economics.

Students may be eligible to participate in the Accelerated Master’s Economics program and begin taking Master’s courses as an undergraduate student. These Master’s courses will be reserved for graduate credit if admitted into the Master of Science in Economics program.

During their final year of completing all required coursework of the their undergraduate degree, students may apply and be admitted to the Master of Science in Economics program to complete their final Master’s courses for the MS ECON degree within two full semesters and may include an Internship for course credit.

Accelerated Master of Science in Economics Program

Non-economics undergraduate students interested in blending their academic knowledge within careers as Economists, Agricultural Economists, Data Analysts, Banking, Finance, Government, Math, Public Policy, Statistics, Urban Planning, etc. are invited to participate in an accelerated MS Economics program.

Program Requirements

Undergraduate students with appropriate pre-requisite undergraduate courses in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Econometrics, Math, and Statistics can take 12 credit hours of MS ECON courses. These Master’s courses will be reserved for graduate credit and used towards their MS Economics degree. During their final year of completing all required coursework of the their undergraduate degree, students may apply and be admitted to the Master of Science in Economics program to complete their final Master’s courses for the MS ECON degree within two full semesters and may include an Internship for course credit.

 

For questions regarding Admissions, Curriculum, Course Registration, Degree Plans, and Graduation, contact Margaret Lomas Carpenter, ms-econ-program@tamu.edu.

For questions regarding Careers, Professional Development, Internships, Events, and Industry Visits, contact Paula Verdegaal, paulav@tamu.edu.