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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics

The minimum semester credit hours for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements see pages 3-5 of this catalog.

MAT 1033 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. ECO 2013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

All degrees in the College of Business require 120 hours. If students elect to take a course that satisfies both a Core and COB requirement, students may need to take an additional course to meet the 120 hours. In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements, all candidates for the degree must complete the following degree requirements.

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements, all candidates for the degree must complete the following degree requirements.

Degree Requirements
  1. 39 semester credit hours of required courses in the major:

    COM  1053  Business and Professional Speech
    ECO  2013  Introductory Macroeconomics (satisfies Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum requirement)
    ECO  2023  Introductory Microeconomics
    ECO  3013  Theory of Price
    ECO  3053  Aggregate Economic Analysis
    STA  1053  Basic Statistics

    21 semester credit hours in upper-division economics courses. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the specified required courses before enrolling in upper-division electives. Additional information on degree plans under the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics is available in the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center and the Department of Economics.

  2. 12 semester credit hours of social science electives selected from American studies (AMS), anthropology (ANT), bicultural-bilingual studies (BBL), criminal justice (CRJ), geography (GRG), history (HIS), legal studies (LGS), political science (POL), psychology (PSY), or sociology (SOC).

  3. 30 additional semester credit hours of lower-division or upper-division business or non-business electives which ensures that at least 39 semester credit hours of upper-division credit are earned.

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Economics

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate business degree requirements. This is a term-by-term sample course guide. Students must satisfy other requirements in their catalog and meet with an academic advisor in the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center for an individualized degree plan. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MAT 1033 Algebra with Calculus for Business (core)** 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
American History (core)   3
Creative Arts (core)   3
Spring
COM 1053 Business and Professional Speech (major) 3
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (major) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
American History (core)   3
Life & Physical Sciences (core)   3
Second Year
Fall
ECO 2013 Introductory Macroeconomics (core and major)*, ** 3
Government-Political Science (core)   3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (core)   3
Life & Physical Sciences (core)   3
Support coursework   3
DECLARE MAJOR  
Spring
ECO 2023 Introductory Microeconomics (major)* 3
Business or non-business elective (support work)   3
Support coursework   3
Component Area Option (core)   3
Government-Political Science (core)   3
Third Year
Fall
ECO 3013 Theory of Price (major) 3
ECO 3053 Aggregate Economic Analysis (major) 3
Business or non-business elective (support work)   3
Upper-division ECO elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (major)   3
Support coursework   3
Spring
Business or non-business elective (support work)   3
Upper-division business or non-business elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (support work)   3
Upper-division ECO elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (major)   3
Upper-division ECO elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (major)   3
Support coursework   3
Fourth Year
Fall
Business or non-business elective (support work)   3
Upper-division business or non-business elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (support work)   3
Upper-division business or non-business elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (support work)   3
Upper-division ECO elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (major)   3
Upper-division ECO elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (major)   3
Spring
Business or non-business elective (support work)   3
Business or non-business elective (support work)   3
Upper-division business or non-business elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (support work)   3
Upper-division ECO elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (major)   3
Upper-division ECO elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (major)   3
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0

* ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 may be taken in either sequence.
** College of Business students should take MAT 1033 and ECO 2013 to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements.


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