Department of Economics

BA Four-Year Graduation Plan

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree at Missouri State can be completed in eight regular semesters.  However, you may be able to graduate sooner if you enter with dual credit or transfer credit. Make an appointment with your advisor to discuss schedules and options.

The Bachelor of Arts degree is non-comprehensive, meaning that a minor or a second major is required to complete the degree. This plan assumes an 18-credit hour minor.

Sample schedule

Check out the course rotations before scheduling your classes. The required upper division economic courses (those numbered 300 and above) are typically offered in the semester (spring or fall) in which they are listed.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
ENG 110 Writing I3
BA Language course 1013
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
MTH 130 or higher (MTH 135 is recommended)3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Natural World4
BA Language Course 1023
CIS 101 or CSC 101 or CSC 1112-3
Total hours18-19

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E.3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
BA Language Course 2013
Total hours14

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
PHI 105 or PHI 1103
BA Language Course 2023
Natural World4
ECO 385 Intermediate Macroeconomics3
HST 121 or HST 1223
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
ECO 365 Intermediate Microeconomics3
Self-understanding/Creativity and Vision3
BA Fine Arts course3
Course for minor3
ECO elective3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
Self-Understanding/Social Behavioral 3
ECO elective3
Course for minor3
Course for minor3
BA Fine Arts course3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
ECO 409 Applied Econometrics3
ECO elective3
ECO elective3
Course for minor3
Course for minor3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
ECO 590 Senior Research Seminar3
Course for minor3
General elective3
General elective3
General elective3
Total hours15

Courses required for the Economics major

The following courses should be completed

  • ECO 155
  • ECO 165
  • QBA 237 or equivalent
  • ECO 365
  • ECO 385
  • ECO 409
  • ECO 590
  • Three ECO electives