UT Tyler Economics Division
Department of Social Sciences
The economics division in The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Social Sciences offers the economics BA/BS degree program, preparing students for successful careers in the financial world. The division also offers courses leading to a minor in economics.
UT Tyler graduates with a bachelor of arts/bachelor of science degree in economics acquire a general knowledge of the methods by which goods and services are allocated and incomes are generated and why prices, employment, money and financial markets behave as they do.
In UT Tyler economics courses, you will study the methods by which goods and services are allocated and incomes are generated, and learn why prices, employment, money and financial markets behave as they do. You will examine issues surrounding the distribution of scarce resources, inflation, interest rates, imports, energy costs and employment levels.
As a UT Tyler economics graduate you will possess a working knowledge of the quantitative and analytical tools that comprise the economist's tool kit and the ability to apply them and effectively communicate their findings.
Graduates of the program also are equipped with:
- The knowledge and skills to analyze microeconomic models that explain consumer and firm behavior.
- An understanding of the relationship between macroeconomic variables and the behavior of individual consumers and firms.
- Knowledge of the economic consequences of various shocks, including government intervention in the private market economy, and a historical perspective on the evolving role and scope of government in the economy.