Do I need a graphic calculator for economics university courses?

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I plan to study pure economics. Is a graphics calculator allowed?
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They are allowed but if you don't own one a scientific calculator will be fine.
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They are allowed but if you don't own one a scientific calculator will be fine.
Wel, I have a TI84 Plus. Is it useful for such a course as I heard that pure economics is very maths intensive.
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Wel, I have a TI84 Plus. Is it useful for such a course as I heard that pure economics is very maths intensive.
BSc economics contains more maths than a BA - look for modules like quantitative methods or econometrics.

Where are you studying? BSc Economics at Surrey is my insurance.
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BSc economics contains more maths than a BA - look for modules like quantitative methods or econometrics.

Where are you studying? BSc Economics at Surrey is my insurance.
Oh no, I’m still doing my a levels. I’m just wondering whether I should get a better graphics calculator that is on sale now. I don’t really want to waste money on something that I can’t use in uni in a year’s time.

I’m probably going to do Bsc, however, some unis that I want to apply to don’t do Bsc.
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Short answer: No.
I have a BSc and a Masters (both in econ) and I have never used a graphic calculator. In fact, in my undergrad we weren't allowed graphic calculators in exams. Learn to use matlab instead, a much better use of your time.
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