Economics (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

*Effective Fall 2020, this program is being phased out and has a 3-year teach out plan. More information can be found here.

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
ECO 260Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECO 261Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 360Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECO 361Intermediate Microeconomics3
Select one of the follwoing: 13
Business Statistics I
Statistics for Economics and Social Sciences
Select two courses from the following Social Science grouping:6
Public Finance
Economics of Health Care
Economics of the Environment
History of Economic Thought
Select two courses from the following Business Economics grouping:6
Money and Banking
Labor Economics
Business and Economic Forecasting
International Trade
Select nine credit hours from Economics courses numbered 300 or higher and not used in the above groupings9
Other Required Courses
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
PSC 101American National Government3
HIS 140American History to 18653
or HIS 150 American History since 1865

Program Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a 2.0 GPA in the Economics courses required to satisfy the major.

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.