Missouri State University

Department of Economics

Program Requirements

Economics (Non-Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements
    1. ECO 155(3), 165(3), 365(3), 385(3), 409(3), 590(3)
    2. One of the following statistics courses: AGR 330(3), MTH 340(3), PSY 200(3), QBA 237(3), REC 328(3), or SOC 302(3)
    3. Minimum of 15 additional credit hours in Economics
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of ECO 590(3).

  3. Minor Required (or second major)
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Economics (Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements
    1. ECO 155(3), 165(3), 365(3), 385(3), 409(3), 590(3)
    2. One of the following statistics courses: AGR 330(3), MTH 340(3), PSY 200(3), QBA 237(3), REC 328(3), or SOC 302(3)
    3. Minimum of 15 additional credit hours in Economics
    4. Minimum of 18 hours in satisfaction of Plan A or B:
      Plan A: Concentration of at least 18 hours in any discipline in which a major is offered
      Plan B: Concentration of at least nine hours in each of two disciplines in which a major is offered
    5. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of ECO 590(3).

  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

All majors wishing to pursue careers in either Business or Public Administration/Government, or wishing to pursue Graduate Study in Economics or attend Law School are encouraged (but not required) to choose electives from the following relevant set of courses:

Business Orientation Track. Courses are: ECO 305(3), 310(3), 425(3), 450(3), 475(3), 565(3); ACC 201(3); BUS 135(3); FIN 380(3); LAW 231(3); MGT 286(3), MGT 320(3) or MGT 340(3); MKT 150(3) or MKT 350(3)

Public Administration/Government Orientation Track. Courses are: ACC 201(3); ECO 310(3), 425(3), 450(3), 504(3), 515(3), 540(3); PLN 371(3), PLS 255(3), PLS 573(3), PLS 576(3)

Graduate School Orientation Track. Courses are: ECO 305(3), 425(3), 473(3), 515(3), 565(3), 585(3); MTH 261(5), 280(5), 302(3), 315(3)

Law School Orientation Track. Courses are: ECO 425(3), 435(3), 473(3), 515(3), 540(3), 565(3); ENG 310(3); HST 517(3); LAW 231(3); PHI 305(3); PLS 515(3), 517(3)

Economics (Non-Comprehensive) (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements
    1. ECO 155(3), 165(3), 365(3), 385(3), 409(3), 590(3)
    2. One of the following statistics courses: AGR 330(3), MTH 340(3), PSY 200(3), QBA 237(3), REC 328(3), or SOC 302(3)
    3. Minimum of nine additional credit hours in Economics
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of ECO 590(3).

  3. Minor Required (or second major)
  4. Specific Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degree - see Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements section of catalog
  5. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Honors Distinction

Our department offers honors sections of ECO 155 and ECO 165 for interested and qualified students. In addition, students can take any economics course as an honors course with special permission from the instructor and approval from the Honors College.