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 three additional hours from anthropology (biological anthropology only), biology, chemistry, computer science, geography (physical geography only), mathematics, philosophy (logic only), or physics. For this program, the additional literature course may be satisfied by selecting a sophomore literature course for the 040 component of the core curriculum.
  3. To be eligible to declare the B.A. degree with a major in Economics, students must be in good academic standing.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  5. Nine hours of designated “writing intensive” (WI) courses must be completed at Texas State to satisfy degree requirements.

  6. 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
    ANLY 2333Business Statistics3
    or MATH 1312 College Statistics and Algebra
    TCCN: BUSI 2305 or MATH 1342
    Total Hours12
  7. 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
Communication Component Code 0103Communication Component Code 0103
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Component Area Option 0903American History Component Code 0603
MATH 1329 (Mathematics Component 020 [TCCN MATH 1325])3ENG Literature (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component 040)23
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])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 090/094)23POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
American History Component Code 0603BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or Science3
Modern Language 14204Modern Language 23103
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECO 33143ECO 33153
Creative Arts Component Code 0503ECO Advanced Elective13
Modern Language 23203Minor or Free Electives9
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECO Advanced Elective13ECO Advanced Electives16
Free Electives7Free Electives8
Minor or Free Elective3 
 13 14
Total Hours: 120

The Economics Advanced Electives may be chosen from: ECO 3301, ECO 3304, ECO 3305, ECO 3311, ECO 3313, ECO 3317, ECO 3320, ECO 3327, ECO 3334, ECO 3335, ECO 3353, ECO 4305, ECO 4313, ECO 4381G, ECO 4390, and ECO 4395.


An ENG Literature course may be selected from the following: ENG 2310 (TCCN ENGL 2322), ENG 2320 (TCCN ENGL 2323), ENG 2330 (TCCN ENGL 2332), ENG 2340 (TCCN ENGL 2333), ENG 2359 (TCCN ENGL 2327), ENG 2360 (TCCN ENGL 2328), ENG 2371