BA Four-Year Degree 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 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 economics courses (those numbered 300 and above) are typically offered in the semester (spring or fall) in which they are listed.  This plan uses the General Education Program which is effective Fall 2014.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
BA Language course 101 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
General Education: Quantitative Literacy (MTH 135 or higher is recommended) 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Gen Ed: Natural World/Life Sciences 3-4
BA Language Course 102 3
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Gen Ed: Written Communication 3
Gen Ed: Human Cultures/The Arts 3
BA Language Course 201 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
PHI 105 or PHI 115 3
BA Language Course 202 3
Gen Ed: Natural World/Physical Sciences 3-5
ECO 385 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
Total hours15-17

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ECO 365 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
Gen Ed: Human Cultures/Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd course) 3
BA Fine Arts Course 3
Course for Minor 3
ECO Elective 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Gen Ed: Public Affairs/Cultural Competence 3
ECO Elective 3
Course for Minor 3
Course for Minor 3
BA Fine Arts Course 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ECO 409 Applied Econometrics 3
ECO Elective 3
General Elective 3
Course for Minor 3
Course for Minor 3
General Elective 3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ECO 590 Senior Research Seminar 3
Course for Minor 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Total hours15