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

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses and a minor. 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.
  3. To be eligible to declare the B.A. degree with a major in Economics, students must be in good academic standing.
  4. For transfer students, 12 semester credit hours in Economics (or equivalents) may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Economics Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Economics at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.

    ECO 2315Principles of Macroeconomics3
    TCCN: ECON 2301
    ECO 2314Principles of Microeconomics3
    TCCN: ECON 2302
    MATH 1329Mathematics for Business and Economics II3
    or MATH 2321 Calculus for Life Sciences I
    TCCN: MATH 1325 or MATH 2313
    QMST 2333Business Statistics3
    or MATH 1312 College Statistics and Algebra
    TCCN: BUSI 2305 or MATH 1342
    Total Hours12
  5. Students must achieve the following minimum grade point averages for graduation:
  • a Texas State GPA of 2.00,
  • a major(s) GPA of 2.25 (includes major courses and restricted/advanced electives), and
  • a GPA of 2.0 in the minor(s).

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN 2306])3PHIL 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 2306])3
MATH 1329 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 1325])3American History Component Code 0603
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3Modern Language 14104
US 11001 
 16 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECO 2314 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN ECON 2302])3ECO 2315 (TCCN ECON 2301)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 23283BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science3
Modern Language 14204Modern Language 23103
American History Component Code 0603POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECO 33143ECO 33153
Modern Language 23203ECO Advanced Elective13
Minor6BA ENG Literature TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 23283
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3Minor or Free Electives6
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECO Advanced Elective13ECO Advanced Electives16
Free Electives7Free Electives8
Minor or Free Elective3 
 13 14
Total Hours: 120