Program Requirements

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.

Economics (Non-Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science

Major requirements (36 hours):

Note: Three hours may double count toward General Education requirements.

  1. ECO 155(3), 165(3), 365(3), 385(3), 409(3), 492(0).
  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. 18 additional hours in Economics.
  4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of ECO 409(3).
  5. Minor required (or second major).

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Economics (Non-Comprehensive) (BA)

Bachelor of Arts

Major Requirements (30 hours):

Note: Three hours may double count toward General Education requirements.

  1. ECO 155(3), 165(3), 365(3), 385(3), 409(3), 492(0).
  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. 12 additional hours in Economics.
  4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of ECO 409(3).
  5. Minor required (or second major).
  6. Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Economics (Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science

Major requirements (54 hours):

Note: Three hours may double count toward General Education requirements.

  1. ECO 155(3), 165(3), 365(3), 385(3), 409(3), 492(0).
  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. 18 additional hours in Economics.
  4. 18 hours in satisfaction of Plan A or B:
    1. Plan A: Concentration of at least 18 hours in any discipline in which a major is offered
    2. Plan B: Concentration of at least nine hours in each of two disciplines in which a major is offered
  5. The 18 hour block in Plan A and each nine hour block in Plan B must satisfy the following additional restrictions:
    1. The courses within a block must all have the same course code (prefix).
    2. At least two thirds of the credit hours in each block must be from upper division courses.
    3. Transfer credit may only be used if the relevant course has been determined to be equivalent to a specific MSU course (and not to an unspecified elective).
  6. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of ECO 409(3).

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Recommended electives

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: