Do more than see the data. Use it to solve problems in the marketplace.

Economics is the study of how to evaluate problems and make critical decisions. Learn to locate and use important data resources such as those found at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics. Use this information to develop a framework to analyze and solve “real-world” problems, conduct mathematical and statistical analysis and effectively communicate. 

What You’ll Do    

As an economics major at Southeast, you’ll gain real world learning experience including many opportunities outside the classroom.   

  • Work closely with qualified, award-winning faculty in a small class environment. 
  • Gain global experience with access to study abroad opportunities in more than 50 locations. 
  • Gain experience at Southeast’s Center for Economic and Business Research, which provides undergraduate students with experience conducting and publishing economics research. Operated by Southeast faculty and advised by professionals in the industry, theThe center develops research, publishes a quarterly newsletter, and hosts meetings to promote economic development in the state of Missouri. 

Outcomes & Careers

  • 96% 

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Harrison College of Business & Computing report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.  

     

  • $66k

    Market Research Analyst

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a market research analyst is $65,810.

  • $111k

    Actuary 

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for an actuary is $111,030.

     

  • $84k

    Compensation and Benefits Manager 

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a compensation and benefits manager is $125,130.   

     

     


     

What You'll Study

As an economics major, you’ll learn the rules and procedures of financial, cost, tax, and governmental accounting. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.

Economics – 27 Hour Major – Minor Required

Required Courses:

  • EC215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EC225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EC410 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
  • EC420 Microeconomic Theory (3)
  • Any 3 hour college-level statistics course

Choose 12 Hours From:

  • ECxxx EC course (235-500 level)
  • UI322 International Political Economy (3)
  • UI349 Comparative Economic Systems (3)
  • UI366 Law and Economics (3)
  • UI371 Government and Business (3)

NOTE: No more than 6 hours of UI courses may be selected.

Prerequisites:

  • MA116 Precalculus A (3)
  • MI101 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications (3)
"Critical Courses” are italicized and bolded. Data shows that students who have completed this course in the first two years and have earned the noted grade are most likely to complete this program of study.

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional Requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics Examination

Freshman Year   

Fall Semester (16 Hours)   

  • UI100 (1)   
  • EN100 (3)   
  • MA116 (3)  
  • MI101 (3)  
  • General Education (3)   
  • General Education (3)    

Spring Semester (15 Hours)   

  • General Education (3)   
  • General Education (3)    
  • General Education (3)   
  • General Education (3)   
  • General Education (3)   

Milestone: 2.0 cumulative grade point average  

Sophomore Year   

Fall Semester (15 Hours)   

  • EC215 (3)   
  • General Education (3)    
  • General Education (3)   
  • General Education (3)   
  • General Education (3)   

Spring Semester (15 Hours)   

  • EC225 (3)   
  • Statistics Course (3)   
  • Minor Course (3)   
  • Elective (3) 
  • Elective (3)  

Milestone: 2.0 cumulative grade point average  

Junior Year   

Fall Semester (15 Hours)   

  • EC420 (3)   
  • Economics Elective (3)  
  • Minor Couse (3)   
  • Minor Course (3) 
  • Elective (3)   

Spring Semester (15 Hours)   

  • EC410 (3)   
  • Economics Elective (3)   
  • Economics Elective (3)   
  • Minor Course (3)   
  • Elective (3)   

Milestone: 2.0 cumulative grade point average  

Senior Year   

Fall Semester (15 Hours)   

  • Economics Elective (3)   
  • Minor Course (3)
  • Elective (3)   
  • Elective (3)   
  • Elective (3)   

Spring Semester (15 Hours)   

  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Milestone: Achieve a minimum 2.25 overall GPA  

A “Milestone” signifies a significant stage for a student in the completion of a degree.

"Critical Courses” are italicized and bolded. Data shows that students who have completed this course in the first two years and have earned the noted grade are most likely to complete this program of study.

Accreditations

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Become a Redhawk.

Do more than dream about the future. Take the first steps to make it all happen.

Accelerated Master’s Degree

Southeast offers an accelerated master’s degree for current students. You can get both undergraduate and graduate credit for some 500 level courses, meaning you can graduate with an MBA sooner.

Economics (BS) Degree Map

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Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

Location
Office
Dempster Hall 205A
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 5845
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701