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
MATH 192: Essentials of Calculus or
MATH 198: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Elementary Language Course
Missouri Statutes Course

SPRING - Semester 2

ECON 200 - Principles of Macroeconomics*
COMM 170: Public Speaking
STAT 190: Basic Statistics*** or
STAT 290: Statistics***
Elementary Language Course
Qualitative Mode of Inquiry Course

FALL - Semester 3

ECON 300 – Intermediate Microeconomics
STAT 190: Statistics
Qualitative Mode of Inquiry course
Intermediate Language Course
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking

SPRING - Semester 4

ECON 210: New Major Seminar
ECON 303: Intermediate Macroeconomics
Qualitative Mode of Inquiry course
Intermediate Language Course
Free Elective or Minor

FALL - Semester 5

ECON 305: American Economic History or
Economics Elective
JINS (Junior Interdis. Writing Seminar)
Qualitative Mode of Inquiry Course
Free Elective or Minor
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
Free Elective or Minor
Free Elective or Minor
Free Elective or Minor

FALL - Semester 7

ECON 479: Senior Seminar
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 Scientific Mode requirement.
** Either course satisfies the Mathematical Mode of Inquiry and the Elementary Functions Essential Skills requirement. 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 Elementary Functions Essential Skills requirement. These students subsequently then need to take MATH 192 or MATH 198 to fulfill the Mathematical Mode requirement, as well as 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 be considering taken STAT 290 instead of STAT 190.
****This course can be and 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 3 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" of 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.

Department chair: please contact the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above.

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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