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Economics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Students are given entry-level knowledge, skills, and concepts for positions requiring an understanding of how the economy operates, how government interacts with and affects economic outcomes, and how the economy impacts and is impacted by social and political factors.

Core courses for the B.A. in Economics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi provide students with a background in macroeconomics, microeconomics, money and banking, international economic issues, and history of economic thought. Students earning the B.A. in Economics select electives in the areas of sociology, history, and political science, providing them with a liberal arts framework for their study of economics.

Possible career opportunities for graduates include entry-level positions in public policy jobs in the private and government sectors, teaching economics at the high school level (with additional educational qualifications), and employment in administrative positions. In addition, the economics major offers an excellent preparation for graduate studies in law, economics and other social sciences.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and theories of economics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic issues in public policy, both in domestic and international terms.
  • Apply reasoning and analytical skills so as to enter a professional or graduate program, or to qualify for a career related to economics.

Accreditation

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Money and Bankings.
  • International Economic Issues
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Macroeconomics Principles
  • Microeconomics Principles
  • Environmental Economics
  • Managerial Economics
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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Freshmen

High school requirements for Top 10%

The State of Texas Uniformed Admission Policy and Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803 - 51.809 requires all first-time freshmen seeking admission at a public Texas four-year institution to meet one of the following college readiness standards.

  • Successfully complete the Recommended or Advanced/Distinguished high school programs or a pre-college high school curriculum equivalent in content and rigor; or
  • Satisfy ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks (English-18, Reading-22, Mathematics-22, and Science-23) on the ACT assessment; or
  • Earn at least a 1500 out of 2400 SAT assessment score (score considers: Verbal, Math, & Writing) or the equivalent.

Automatic admission standards

If you graduated in the top 25% of your high school class and successfully completed the required pre-college curriculum above, you will gain automatic admission without minimum SAT or ACT score requirements. You are, however, still required to submit official scores on either exam to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.

The SAT scores reflected in the tables below include the combination of the Critical Reading and Math Sections. Our current test score requirements do not include the writing section component.

  • Class rankSAT

Top 25%

  • Composite ScoreACT

No minimum

  • Composite Score

No minimum

If you graduated in the top 25% and did not successfully complete a required pre-college curriculum or an equivalent, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Satisfy ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks (English-18, Reading-22, Mathematics-22, and Science-23) on the ACT assessment; or
  • A minimum SAT score of 1500 out of 2400 (score considers: Verbal, Math & Writing) or the equivalent.
  • Those applicants who do not meet Regular Admission Requirements may be considered for admission under ourAlternative Admission Procedure.

High school requirements for all other graduates

The State of Texas Uniformed Admission Policy and Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803 - 51.809 requires all first-time freshmen seeking admission at a public Texas four-year institution to meet one of the following college readiness standards.

  • Successfully complete the Recommended or Advanced/Distinguished high school programs or a pre-college high school curriculum equivalent in content and rigor; or
  • Satisfy ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks (English-18, Reading-22, Mathematics-22, and Science-23) on the ACT assessment; or
  • Earn at least a 1500 out of 2400 SAT assessment score (score considers: Verbal, Math, & Writing) or the equivalent.
International freshmen
  • ApplyTexas International Freshman Application for Admission
  • $75 application fee
  • International Transcript Evaluation Report
  • Official U.S. college transcripts
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Affidavit of Support
  • Transfer Report Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13133 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13133 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13133 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13133 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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13133 $ per 25 credit hrs

Living costs for Corpus Christi

  • 894 - 1660 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers a variety of academically competitive scholarships for all students. The Scholarship Office assists students with the application process. The liaison also coordinates the process of manages and awarding scholarships.

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