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

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. The following requirements apply to all Bachelor of Arts degree programs:
  • GPA Requirement - To be eligible to declare the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Economics students must be in good academic standing.
  • Minor Requirement - A minor is required and may be selected from any of the Texas State approved minors (excluding the economics minor).
  • 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.
  • Modern Language - six hours of 2000-level modern language courses.

    2. B.A. 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 13103ENG 13203
POSI 23103HIST 13103
MATH 13293PHIL 13203
Life and Physical Sciences3Life and Physical Sciences3
COMM 13103Modern Language 14104
US 11001 
 16 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECO 23143ECO 23153
ENG Literature3BA Science Requirement3
Modern Language 14204Modern Language 23103
HIST 13203POSI 23203
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECO 33143ECO 33153
Modern Language 23203ECO Advanced Elective13
Minor6BA Literature Requirement3
Select one of the following: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

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