The Economics Department

Current UT Student Internal Transfer

Eligibility Requirement: Must have attended an info session prior to application. Please do not apply until you have attended an info session.

Fall 2021 Info Sessions:

Info Sessions will be held over Zoom for the foreseeable future. RSVP is required to attend.

Monday, August 23: 5:00pm CST RSVP 

Thursday, August 26: 5:00pm CST RSVP

Thursday, September 2: 5:00pm CST RSVP

Wednesday, September 8: 3:00pm CST RSVP

Thursday, October 7: 5:00pm CST RSVP

Wednesday, October 20: 5:00pm CST RSVP

Monday, October 25: 5:00pm CST RSVP

Additional Info Session dates TBD. We will post them here once the details are finalized. 



Students currently in the College of Liberal Arts: Apply Here.

Students not currently in the College of Liberal Arts: Apply Here.


After I have attended an info session and applied, how soon will I be officially declared an Economics major? If you apply before noon on the 8th class day in the spring or fall semester, your major change/addition will be effective that same semester (but due to processing time it might take a few weeks before the change is reflected on your record). If you apply after the 8th class day, in most cases your major change will be proposed for the following long semester.

Is admission to the Economics major competitive? Is there a GPA cut-off? No, currently there is no GPA requirement and approval is not on a competitive basis. Our goal is to accept all students who want Economics as their major as long as they have attended an info session.

Do I need to meet a minimum number of credit hours completed in-residence to apply? No, you may apply during your first semester. 

Is there a maximum number of hours taken or semesters completed to be eligible to apply? No. 

I need to declare the major now in order to graduate on time! We definitely want to support your efforts to graduate on time! Non-majors may register for restricted upper division Economics courses on the last day of registration provided stated prerequisites are met and if seats are available. However, you will need to follow the stated internal transfer process and deadlines to officially declare the major.

I still have questions. Can I talk to an advisor? If you still have questions about the major or the application process, please attend one of our information sessions. Information sessions are REQUIRED for declaring the major AND you must attend one if you would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor before declaring. For any other questions please contact:


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