Bachelor of Science in Economics

B.S. in Economics

Economics is the study of how to evaluate problems and make critical decisions. Economics students 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. Students learn to use this information to develop a framework to analyze and solve real-world problems, conduct mathematical and statistical analysis, and effectively communicate.

Required Courses

  • EC 215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EC 225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EC 410 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
  • EC 420 Microeconomic Theory (3)
  • Any 3 hour college-level statistics course

Choose 12 hours from:

  • EC xxx EC course (235-500 level)
  • UI 322 International Political Economy (3)
  • UI 349 Comparative Economic Systems (3)
  • UI 366 Law and Economics (3)
  • UI 371 Government and Business (3)

Prerequisites

  • AD 101 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications (3)
  • MA 16 Precalculus A (3)

Some requirements may be fulfilled by course work in major program

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 3 hours
  • Constitution requirement – 3 hours
  • U.S. History 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 and Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)

Sample Four-Year Plan

Fall Semester (15 Hours)

  • UI 100 (3)
  • EN 100 (3)
  • MA 116 (3)
  • AD 101 (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)

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

Fall Semester (15 Hours)

  • EC 215 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)

  • EC 225 (3)
  • Statistics Course (3)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Fall Semester (15 Hours)

  • EC 420 (3)
  • Economics Elective (3)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • Elective (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)

  • EC 410 (3)
  • Economics Elective (3)
  • Economics Elective (3)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • Elective (3)

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)

Contact

(573) 651-2819
dyaskewich@semo.edu
Dempster 231

Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
One University Plaza, MS 5845
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701