Department of Economics and Finance

Location: 240 Galloway Business Bldg., Phone: (409) 880-8647

Chair: Dr. Charles L. Allen, allencl@lamar.edu

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Business Admininstration-Economics Major

Bachelor of Business Administration-Finance Major

Economics

Bachelor of Business Administration: Recommended to the student who desires a thorough grounding in business courses to augment the economics knowledge that is necessary for understanding the complexities of modern business, government, and nonprofit organizations.  Employment opportunities are found in banking, government, industrial relations, management, research and forecasting, communications, international trade, and sales.

In addition to the College of Business degree requirements, the economics major must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each economics course and/or advanced elective attempted. Students pursuing this degree program must take all professional courses at Lamar University.

To receive a minor in economics, one needs to complete four required courses and two elective courses:

Four required courses (12 hours):

Econ 2301: Principles of Economics I Macro
Econ 2302: Principles of Economics II Micro
Econ 3340: Macroeconomics
Econ 3390: Managerial Economics

Two elective courses (six hours) approved by the department chair.

Teacher Certification – Economics

For details concerning requirements for teacher certification and information on professional courses, consult the College of Education and Human Development section in this catalog.

Finance

The finance program provides the student with a broad education in financial markets and institutions, in investments, and in the financial management of organizations. Finance graduates are qualified for careers in banking or other financial institutions, stock brokerage firms, in the growing financial services industry, and in the financial division of major organizations.

In addition to the College of Business degree requirements, the finance major must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each finance course and/or track elective attempted. Students pursuing this degree program must take all professional courses at Lamar University.