Missouri State University

Department of Economics

BS Four-Year Graduation Plan (Comprehensive)

The Bachelor of Science 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 Science degree may be comprehensive or non-comprehensive. The comprehensive option does not require a minor; instead it requires satisfaction of Plan A (18 credit hours in any discipline in which a major is offered) or Plan B (9 credit hours in each of two disciplines in which a major is offered).

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.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
ENG 110 Writing I3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
CIS 101 or CSC 101 or CSC 1112-3
Total hours16-17

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
MTH 130 or higher (MTH 135 is recommended)3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics3
Natural World4
HST 121 or HST 1223
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
Culture and Society/Humanities3
Self-Understanding/Social-Behavioral3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines3
ECO elective3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
Self-Understanding/Humanities3
ECO 385 Intermediate Macroeconomics3
Natural World4
Self-Understanding/Creativity and Vision3
ECO elective3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
ECO 365 Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECO elective3
General elective3
Course to satisfy Plan A or B3
Course to satisfy Plan A or B3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
ECO elective3
Course to satisfy Plan A or B3
Course to satisfy Plan A or B3
General elective3
General elective3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
ECO 409 Applied Econometrics3
ECO elective3
General elective3
General elective3
General elective3
Course to satisfy Plan A or B3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
ECO 590 Senior Research Seminar3
Course to satisfy Plan A or B3
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
  • Five ECO electives