About Us

A Letter from the Chairman of the Department of Economics

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Economics at the University of North Texas. Economics is an exciting field of study that offers many challenging career opportunities. Employers recognize the value of economics degrees and projections suggest an increase of 27% in jobs for economics majors.

The UNT Department of Economics is home to over 250 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students. The undergraduate majors are pursuing one of three degrees offered by the department: the B.A. in Economics, the B.S. in Economics, and the B.B. A. with a concentration in Economics. At the graduate level, we offer the M.S. in Economic Research. At this time, we are working with the UNT Department of Mathematics to offer a Professional Science Master's degree in Applied Statistics beginning soon.

The UNT Department of Economics was recognized as a Superior Performance Award in the College of Arts and Sciences in both 2006 and 2008. This recognition is given to departments that have consistently, in an integrated departmental fashion, excelled in their teaching, research, and service missions over time, and have begun to make substantial progress in implementing the strategic plans of the Department, College, and University. In announcing the award, Dean Warren Burggren said:

The Department of Economics has demonstrated excellence in teaching with an impressive collection of teaching awards. Dedication to the educational mission of the department extends to development of alumni outreach programs that have resulted in student scholarships. The department has a Master's-level graduate program that trains excellent students in Economics while providing for significant research achievements.

The faculty members in the Department of Economics have a wide variety of research and teaching interests. Many of them are international in their scope. Members of the department have worked on projects in Thailand, China, Malaysia, South Korea, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Uruguay, Mexico, Paraguay, Indonesia, and throughout Central and South Africa.

Dr. David Molina
Associate Professor and Chair
University of North Texas
Department of Economics
1155 Union Circle Box 311457
Denton, Texas 76203-5017