Why Pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Economics
Economics studies how people, firms and governments use their resources to meet human needs. UTSA offers two different Economics degrees: you can earn either the B.B.A. or the B.A. Both lay a strong foundation in economics, with the B.A. focusing more on the qualitative aspects and the B.B.A. offering a business education to those who are interested in working toward a career path. In these programs, you’ll learn how to make effective resource allocation decisions, how incentives affect human behavior, and solve complex contemporary issues for businesses, organizations and policymakers.
Economics at UTSA
David Beheshti, assistant professor in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business, explains why you should major in Economics.
When you apply to UTSA, you select the major you'd like to study. The choice of major will not impact if you get admitted to the University (all students must meet UTSA's general admission requirements); however, some majors will require additional admission requirements to be able to declare the major your freshman year.
|Economics: To major in Economics, you must meet UTSA’s general admission requirements and be able to enroll in MAT 1053 Mathematics for Business or a higher-level mathematics course in your first semester at UTSA. Students who do not meet these requirements but meet UTSA’s general admission requirements will be admitted into Business Studies, where students will be able to work towards meeting the pre-requisites needed to declare their business major.|
Pro Tip: Even if you don't think you will qualify for financial aid, you should still submit the FAFSA! Information from the FAFSA could impact certain scholarships that are even merit-based.
UTSA Scholarship Hub
Through one general scholarship application, you can automatically be considered for dozens of scholarships at UTSA, including scholarships that are available for this major. In order to access all available scholarship applications on the UTSA Scholarship Hub, you must be an admitted student. If you are a student applying for admission, but have not yet been admitted, you may sign in and complete the Scholarship Hub’s General Application as long as you have authenticated your myUTSA ID and Passphrase. Once you are admitted to UTSA, please sign back in to the Scholarship Hub to see if there are any additional scholarship opportunities available for you to pursue.UTSA Scholarship Hub
UTSA offers an automatic merit-based scholarship to incoming new freshman and transfer students who display exceptional scholastic achievement in high school by the priority deadline. Non-resident and international students awarded a Distinguished Scholarship for a minimum of $1,000 for the academic year will be granted a waiver for non-resident tuition if scholarship eligibility is maintained. This means out-of-state and international students could pay in-state tuition! For fall admitted freshmen, this scholarship is valued up to $20,000 for up to four years. For fall or spring admitted transfer students, this scholarship is valued up to $6,000 for up to two years. Renewal eligibility must be maintained and funding must be available.Distinguished Scholarships
UTSA Bold Promise
Although not a scholarship, UTSA is committed to cover tuition and mandatory fees 100% for eligible students who come from low and middle-income Texas families.UTSA Bold Promise
Careers, Salary & Skills
UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. See possible careers below. This data is pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls data from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program. On top of the resources your college will provide, the University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.
- Hartford Insurance
- JPMorgan Chase
- NuStar Energy LP
- Wells Fargo
Minors & CertificatesAfter selecting a major area of study and enrolling at UTSA, degree-seeking students can choose from a variety of minors and certificates to supplement their education. Although not required, minors and certificates can help students customize their UTSA experience based on their passions and unique career goals.
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The Honors Experience
Realize your full potential at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Honors College. Rooted in experiential learning, our classes and programs are hands-on, project-based, and customizable to fit your individual goals. Students in any majors can get invited to our Honors College. Turn your passions into marketable skills for the future!Why Join Honors?
Nationally ranked and recognized, the Alvarez College of Business is the 13th largest business school in the United States. With 14 undergraduate business degrees, we focus on teaching applied business and technical skills that are in high demand.
Learn by doing as you explore your passions outside of the classroom by participating in global immersion programs, student organizations, academic competitions and undergraduate research projects as part of our collaborative community.
The Alvarez College offers personalized career preparation programs and support for business students to find competitive internships and full-time positions. Our Roadrunners are working on Wall Street, with major technology companies and at Big Four accounting firms.
UTSA is all about your success. Our experiential learning initiative takes what you learn in the classroom and helps you apply it to real life. As a student in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, you will explore, engage and reflect on your experiences to launch your career in a global society. The Alvarez Student Success Center is a one-stop resource to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional goals. Receive tutoring, find internships, connect with industry professionals for job opportunities, and enhance your professional development skills through the center’s comprehensive programming.