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. 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 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
MATH 1329 (Mathematics Component Code 020)3PHIL 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3Modern Language 14104
US 11001 
 16 16
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECO 2314 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3ECO 23153
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science3
Minor3Minor3
Modern Language 14204Modern Language 23103
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 16 15
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECO 33143ECO 33153
Modern Language 23203ECO Advanced Elective13
Minor6BA ENG Literature3
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3Minor or Free Electives6
 15 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECO Advanced Elective13ECO Advanced Electives16
Free Electives7Free Electives8
Minor or Free Elective3 
 13 14
Total Hours: 120
1

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