The Economics Department

External Transfer

External Transfer Students from another institution must complete the following courses with a grade of at least C minus in each to be eligible for the major:

  • ECO 304K Intro to Microeconomics & ECO 304L Intro to Macroeconomics
  • Calculus I & Calculus 2 (M 408K & M 408L, or M 408C and M 408D, or M 408N and M 408S)**

** Business Calculus (M403K and M403L and their equivalents) does not satisfy the calculus requirement for the economics major.

There is no separate application for admission to the Economics major. Prospective transfers will submit the ApplyTexas application and any corresponding documentation to UT Admissions for processing. The Economics Department is not involved in the application or selection process. Contact UT Admissions for questions related to the admissions application and acceptance. 

You will find more information for prospective transfers on the Be-A-Longhorn website. 

Additional Information for Prospective Transfers:

The following courses/credit hours must be taken in residence (at UT-Austin):

  • At least 60 credit hours of (any) coursework
  • A minimum of 18 credit hours of economics coursework counting towards the major
  • All of the following courses: ECO 420K Microeconomic Theory, ECO 320L Macroeconomic Theory, ECO 329 Economic Statistics, and ECO 341K Econometrics

Transfer Resources on the UT Admissions website lets you:

  • Find the UT equivalents of courses at Texas universities and community colleges by using the Automated Transfer Equivalency (ATE) database
  • See how courses taken at other Texas institutions apply to a degree at UT-Austin by creating an Interactive Degree Audit (IDA)
  • Find out about transfer policies, procedures, and common problems
  • Prospective students from out-of-state should contact UT Admissions regarding transfer credit evaluation. International students with course equivalency/ admissions process questions should contact the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC).