The Economics Department

Current UT Student Internal Transfer

Spring 2020 Internal Transfer Information

In order to declare Economics you must have attended an info session by May 1, 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there will not be any more in-person info sessions this semester. However, you can satisfy the info session requirement by completing the online Info Session Module, found here

The Economics Department no longer requires ECO 304K, ECO 304L, or Calculus I and II for internal transfer. The only eligibility requirement is attendance at an info session.

Spring 2020 Important Dates

March 1: Online Application Opens

May 1: Application Closes

                Deadline to Attend an Info Session or complete the online Info Session Module

                Restricted Economics classes open to non-majors who meet prerequisites

May 4-8: All students who have attended an info session and applied for internal transfer will be declared as Economics majors.


Fall 2020 Internal Transfer Information


Beginning in the Fall 2020 semester, applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

Online application opens August 24, 2020.

Eligibility Requirement: Must have attended an info session prior to application.


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:


The Economics Internal Transfer Application is open! The deadline to submit the application is May 1, 2020.