Sample Plan: Economics BA

The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Economics (BA)

FALL - Semester 1

ECON 201: Principles of Microeconomics *
TRU 110: Self and Society
TRU 100: Truman Symposium
Elementary Language Course
“MATH 187: Calculus With Precalculus
Review 1 or” before MATH 192 **
MATH 192: Essentials of Calculus or **
MATH 198: Analytic Geometry and
Calculus I **

SPRING - Semester 2

ECON 200: Principles of Macroeconomics*
COMM 170: Public Speaking
Arts and Humanities Perspective
“or” MATH 197: Calculus With
Precalculus Review I**
Elementary Language Course
STAT 190: Basic Statistics*** or
STAT 290: Statistics***

FALL - Semester 3

ECON 300: Intermediate Microeconomics
STAT 190: Statistics
Intermediate Language Course
STEM Perspective (Lab Science)
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking

SPRING - Semester 4

ECON 210: New Major Seminar
ECON 303: Intermediate Macroeconomics
Intermediate Language Course
Missouri Statute Course****
Free Elective or Minor “or”
Arts and Humanities Perspective

FALL - Semester 5

ECON 305: American Economic History or
Economics Elective
JINS (Junior Interdisciplinary Writing Seminar)
Arts and Humanities Perspective
STEM Perspective
Free Elective or Minor

SPRING - Semester 6

Econ 313: History of Economic Thought or
Economics Elective
ECON 373: Econometrics or
STAT 378: Linear Regression/Time Series
Arts and Humanities Perspective
Free Elective or Minor
Free Elective or Minor

FALL - Semester 7

ECON 479: Senior Seminar in Economics
Economics Elective
Free Elective or Minor
Free Elective or Minor
Free Elective or Minor to 120 Hours

SPRING - Semester 8

Economics Elective*****
Free Elective or Minor
Free Elective or Minor
Free Elective or Minor
Free Elective or Minor to 120 Hours

* Students may also take ECON 205: Principles of Economics (5), which satisfies both ECON 200 and ECON 201 requirements, and can be taken either semester. Additionally, any one of these courses fulfills the Social Perspective.
** All of these courses, or a combination of courses, satisfy the Calculus element of the STEM Perspective. Students must take a placement test before being allowed to register, and students who place into lower-level math classes must use either MATH 156: College Algebra & MATH 157: Plane Trigonometry (together) or MATH 186: Pre-calculus to satisfy the Math element of the STEM Perspective. These students subsequently then need to take MATH 192 or MATH 198 to fulfill the major requirement.
*** MATH 263: Analytical Geometry and Calculus II is a prerequisite for STAT 290 and must be taken before STAT 290. Well-prepared students should consider taking STAT 290 instead of STAT 190.
**** Social Perspective credit hours, including the Missouri Statute course must sum to at least 9 credit hours.
*****This course can be an economics course that satisfies the Intercultural Perspective requirement. If not, another Intercultural Perspectives course must be taken elsewhere.

A total of 120 hours are required for graduation; 40 of these must be 300 level or above courses.

Truman requires at least three writing-enhanced courses (ECON 210, JINS 3XX, and ECON 479 allow you to fulfill this requirement).

Please note that a 2.25 cumulative and a 2.25 major GPA is required to graduate. Additionally, grades of “C” or better are required in each major requirement class.

A student cannot take more than 17 credits in any semester without special permission and paying additional tuition.

The Dialogues curriculum requires a certain number of courses/credit hours in the following Perspectives: Social, Arts and Humanities, STEM, Communications, and Statistics. The exact number of courses a student will be required to take during their undergraduate career varies individually according to the credit transferred in.

Department Chair: Please contact the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above. Rev. 5-1-23

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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