Sample Plan: Economics BS

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 (BS)

FALL - Semester 1

ECON 201: Principles of Microeconomics *
MATH 198: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I **
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking
INDV 101: Truman Transformation
Elementary I Foreign Language

SPRING - Semester 2

ECON 200: Principles of Macroeconomics *
COMM 170: Public Speaking
STAT 190: Basic Statistics *** or
STAT 290: Statistics ***
Personal Well-Being Essential Skills Requirement
Elementary II Foreign Language

FALL - Semester 3

ECON 300: Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 210: New Majors Seminar *
Bachelor of Science Requirement
Qualitative Mode of Inquiry course

SPRING - Semester 4

ECON 303: Intermediate Macroeconomics
Bachelor of Science Requirement
Qualitative Mode of Inquiry course
Quantitative Mode of Inquiry course **

FALL - Semester 5

ECON 304: Mathematical Economics
ECON 3XX/4XX: Economics Elective
JINS 3XX: Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar
Free Elective

SPRING - Semester 6

ECON 373: Econometrics
Qualitative Mode of Inquiry course
Missouri Statute Course
Free elective
Free elective

FALL - Semester 7

ECON 3XX/4XX: Economics Elective
ECON 479: Senior Seminar
Free Elective
Free Elective

SPRING - Semester 8

ECON 3XX/4XX Economics Elective **
Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective

Total Credits First Year: 31-33
* 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.

** This course fulfills 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 198 to fulfill the Mathematical Mode requirement, as well as the major requirement.

*** MATH 263: Analytic 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.

Total Credits Second Year: 24-34
* Writing enhanced course. Truman requires at least 3 writing enhanced courses (ECON 210, JINS 3XX, ECON 479 allow you to fulfill this requirement).

** Choose from Scientific - Life Science, or Scientific - Physical Science

Total Credits Third Year: 26-28+

Total Credits Fourth Year: 24+ (120 Credits Required to Graduate)
** This course can be an economics course that satisfies the Intercultural Perspective requirement. If not, another Intercultural Perspective course must be taken elsewhere.

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.

Students must complete and pass at least 40 credits in 300-, 400-, and 500-level courses in order to meet graduation requirements for all baccalaureate degrees.

Department chair: please contact Jonathan Vieker 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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