BS Four-Year Degree 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).

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Humanities - General Education 3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Quantitative Literacy - General Education (MTH 135 or higher is recommended) 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Life Sciences - General Education 3-4
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
AGR 330 Statistical Applications in Agriculture
or MTH 340 Statistical Methods
or PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods
or QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics
or REC 328 Statistical Applications in Recreation, Sport and Park Administration
or SOC 302 Statistics for Social Research
3
Written Communication - General Education 3
ECO elective 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
ECO 385 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
Physical Sciences - General Education 3-4
Course for Plan A or Plan B 3
ECO elective 3
Total hours15-16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ECO 365 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
ECO elective 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Course for Plan A or Plan B 3
Course for Plan A or Plan B 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ECO elective 3
Course for Plan A or Plan B 3
Course for Plan A or Plan B 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ECO 409 Applied Econometrics 3
ECO elective 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
Course for Plan A or Plan B 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ECO 492 Program Assessment 0
ECO elective 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours15
Degree plan last reviewed 04-12-2018.