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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 Economics.

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 Economics 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 Semester Second Semester
MAT 1033 (core and major) 3 COM 1053 3
WRC 1013 (core) 3 STA 1053 3
Social & Behavioral Science core 3 WRC 1023 (core) 3
U.S. History & Diversity core 3 Natural Sciences core - Level I 3
Visual & Performing Arts core 3 U.S. History & Diversity core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
Third Semester Fourth Semester
ECO 2013* (core and major) 3 ECO 2023* 3
POL 1013 (core) 3 POL 1133 or POL 1213 (core) 3
Literature core 3 Business or non-business elective 3
Natural Sciences core - Level II 3 Social science elective 3
Social science elective 3 World Society & Issues core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
ECO 3013 3 Business or non-business elective 3
ECO 3053 3 Business or non-business elective (upper division) 3
Business or non-business elective 3 Economics elective (upper division) 3
Economics elective (upper division) 3 Economics elective (upper division) 3
Social science elective 3 Social science elective 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
Business or non-business elective 3 Business or non-business elective 3
Business or non-business elective (upper division) 3 Business or non-business elective 3
Business or non-business elective (upper division) 3 Business or non-business elective (upper division) 3
Economics elective (upper division) 3 Economics elective (upper division) 3
Economics elective (upper division) 3 Economics elective (upper division) 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15

* ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 may be taken in either sequence.


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