Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Economics

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

General Requirements

The following requirements apply to all Bachelor of Arts programs:

  1. GPA Requirement - To be eligible to declare the B.A. in Economics students must be in good academic standing.
  2. Minor Requirement - A minor is required and may be selected from any of the Texas State approved minors (excluding the economics minor).
  3. Science Requirement - In addition to completing the mathematics and life and physical sciences requirements of the general education core curriculum, students must complete one additional science course (3-4 hours) from anthropology (biological anthropology only), biology, chemistry, computer science, geography (physical geography only), mathematics, philosophy (logic only), and physics.

B.A. students must achieve the following minimum grade point averages for graduation:

  1. A Texas State GPA of 2.00
  2. A major(s) GPA of 2.25 (includes major courses and restricted/advanced electives); and
  3. A GPA of 2.0 in the minor(s).

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 13103ENG 13203
POSI 23103HIST 13103
MATH 13293PHIL 13203
Life and Physical Sciences3Life and Physical Sciences3
COMM 13103Free Elective3
US 11001 
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECO 23143ECO 23153
ENG Literature3BA Science Requirement3
Minor as required3Minor as required3
Modern Language 231013Modern Language 232013
HIST 13203POSI 23203
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECO 33143ECO 33153
Free Elective3ECO Advanced Elective23
Minor as required6ENG LIT BA Requirement3
Select one of the following:3Minor (as required) or Free Electives6
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECO Advanced Elective23ECO Advanced Electives26
Free Electives9Free Electives8
Minor (as required) or free elective3 
 15 14
Total Hours: 120

A proficiency level of successful completion of American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish 2310 and 2320. Most students will need to complete 1410 and 1420 as prerequisites before attempting 2310.


ECO advanced electives may be chosen from any 3000-4000 level ECO courses not required for the major (excluding any ELADV course).