Admission and Registration

Admission

Admission and readmission of undergraduate students to the University is the responsibility of the director of admissions. Information about admission to the University is given in General Information. 

Admission to the Economics Major

All students who wish to major in Economics must be admitted to the University according to the procedures given in General Information.

Freshman Admission

Freshmen applicants seeking admission to the Economics degree program through the College of Liberal Arts must meet the calculus readiness requirement by the official admissions application deadline. More information about the calculus readiness requirement is available from the University Admissions Office website.

Applicants should use the ApplyTexas online application and select the Economics major option listed in the College of Liberal Arts as a first-choice major.

External Transfer Admission

Students who wish to transfer to the University from another college or university must apply to the Office of Admissions as described in General Information. External transfer applicants seeking admission to the Economics degree program through the College of Liberal Arts must meet the following requirements:

1. Completion of Economics 304K and 304L (or their equivalents) with a grade of at least C- in each course

2. Completion of Mathematics 408K and 408L, or Mathematics 408C and 408D, or Mathematics 408N and 408S, or an equivalent calculus sequence, with a grade of at least C- in each course

Applicants should use the ApplyTexas online application and select the Economics major option listed in the College of Liberal Arts as a first-choice major.

Internal Transfer Admission

All internal transfer applicants should use the online Economics Major Internal Transfer Application and apply by the deadline listed on the department website. Internal transfer applicants seeking admission to the Economics degree program through the College of Liberal Arts must meet the following requirements:

1. Completion of Economics 304K and 304L (or their equivalents) with a grade of at least C- in each course

2. Completion of Mathematics 408K and 408L, or Mathematics 408C and 408D, or Mathematics 408N and 408S, or an equivalent calculus sequence, with a grade of at least C- in each course

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree program; they may apply for admission after completing the following requirements: The student must earn a grade of at least C- in Biology 311C, Chemistry 301, and Mathematics 408C or 408N; and a grade of at least B- in Geological Sciences 401 or 303. To be competitive for admission, the student must have a grade point average of at least 2.75 in these four courses.

Applications are evaluated after the end of each fall and spring semester. Students whose applications are denied may reapply through the supplemental admission process the following semester. Admission decisions are based on the student’s grade point average in the basic sequence courses, his or her University grade point average, and other factors; these factors include, but are not limited to, the difficulty of the student’s course load, course repetitions, and proven mathematical ability. Students should consult advisers in the College of Liberal Arts Student Advising Office, Dorothy Gebauer Building 2.200, for information about the application process and application deadlines. Once admitted to the degree program, students will be advised in the Department of Geography and the Environment.

More information about the degree program is given in Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science.

Registration

General Information gives information about registration, adding and dropping courses, transfer from one division of the University to another, and auditing a course. The Course Schedule, published before registration each semester and summer session, includes registration instructions, advising locations, and the times, places, and instructors of classes. The Course Schedule and the General Information Catalog are published on the registrar’s website.