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.

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
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Quantitative Literacy - General Education (MTH 135 or higher is recommended) 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Life Sciences - General Education 3-4
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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
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
The Arts - General Education 3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues
3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
Physical Sciences - General Education 3-4
ECO 385 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
Total hours15-16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ECO 365 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
HST 104 World History since 1600 C.E. 3
Course for minor 3
ECO elective 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
ECO elective 3
Course for minor 3
Course for minor 3
Fine Arts - BA requirement 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ECO 409 Applied Econometrics 3
ECO elective 3
Fine Arts - BA requirement 3
Course for minor 3
Course for minor 3
Total hours15

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
Degree plan last reviewed 04-12-2018.