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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ECONOMICS - 121 hours required for graduation

GENERAL EDUCATION — 51-53 hours

MAJOR—36 hours

CORE— 24 hours: ECON 201, 202, 301, 302, 306, 308, 410, 420

PLUS – 12 hours of concentration-level courses:

Business Economics Concentration:  Take one 300/400 level course from each of the following concentrations:  Marketing, Finance (excluding BA 313), Management and Accounting.

Financial Economics Concentration:  Take four upper-level Finance courses (excluding BA 313).

International Economics Concentration:  Take four 300/400 level courses related to International Economics/Finance with advisor's approval (excluding Econ 410).

Political Economy Concentration:  Take four courses from any 300/400 level Political Science courses (with advisor's approval).

Social Sciences Concentration:  Take any four 300/400 level Economics courses other than those included in the Economics core (from ECON 305, 310, 320, 330, 340, 399, 401, 406, 411, 415, 416).

COGNATES - 18 hours
(Three hours of MATH 120 satisifies G ED quantitative skills requirement)

MATH 120, BA 209 or Math 206, BA 203, BA 210, plus one of the two options below:

1. Three courses from any one of the following disciplines: Political Science,
    Psychology, or Sociology.

2. BA 215, 216, and either 313 or 363. (313 if concentration is Business Economics or Financial Economics)
MATH REQUIREMENT— Math 120
FREE ELECTIVES – 13-15 hours of college level courses to bring total to 121
hours (Up to 12 hours of Co-op Education may be taken for electives).

MINOR IN ECONOMICS – 15 hours
ECON 201, 202 plus any three 300/400 level Economics courses.
 
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE—BUSINESS ECONOMICS CONCENTRATION
 
FRESHMAN YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ENGL 101...........................3
  • G ED  100...........................3
  • MATH 120...........................3
  • COM  100............................3
  • HHP   122 or 157..................2
  • BSS   101............................1
TOTAL...15

FRESHMAN YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ENGL 102............................3
  • BA 209/MATH 206................3
  • G ED Natural Sci...............3-4
  • G ED Fine Arts.....................3
  • G ED Soc. Struct..................3
TOTAL...15-16

 
SOPHOMORE YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 201 ..........................3
  • G ED Am. Trad....................3
  • G ED 200............................3
  • BA 210...............................3
  • HIST 201 or 202 ................. 3
TOTAL...15

SOPHOMORE YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ECON 202...........................3
  • BA 203. (Cognate)................3
  • ENGL 150...........................3
  • G ED Fine Arts....................3
  • G ED Nat. Sci...................3-4
TOTAL...15-16

 
JUNIOR YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 301 ..........................3
  • ECON 308...........................3
  • Cognate (BA 215).................3
  • 300/400 level Management....3
  • G ED Int'l Persp...................3
 TOTAL...15
 
JUNIOR YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ECON 302...........................3
  • 300/400 level Marketing.........3
  • ECON 306...........................3
  • G ED Int’l Persp...................3
  • Cognate..(BA 216)................3
TOTAL...15

 
SENIOR YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 410...........................3
  • Free Elective........................3
  • 300/400 level Accounting.......3
  • Cognate (BA 313).................3
  • Free Elective........................3
TOTAL...15
 
SENIOR YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ECON 420...........................3
  • Free elective........................3
  • 300/400 level Finance...........3
  • Free Elective........................3
  • Free Elective........................3
TOTAL...15
West Virginia State University is nationally accredited by the Association of
Collegiate Business Schools and Programs to offer the Bachelor of Arts degree
in Economics.
 
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE—FINANCIAL ECONOMICS CONCENTRATION
FRESHMAN YEAR _ 1st Semester
  • ENGL 101...........................3
  • G ED 100............................3
  • MATH 120 (Cognate)............3
  • COMM 100..........................3
  • HHP 122 or 157...................2
  • BSS 101.............................1
TOTAL...15
 
FRESHMAN YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ENGL 102...........................3
  • BA 209/MATH 206...............3
  • G ED Nat. Sci.....................3-4
  • G ED Fine Arts...................3
  • G ED Soc. Struct. ..............3
TOTAL...15-16

 
SOPHOMORE YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 201...........................3
  • G ED Am. Trad....................3
  • G ED 200............................3
  • BA 210 ...............................3
  • HIST 201 or 202...................3
TOTAL...15
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ECON 202..........................3
  • BA 203...............................3
  • ENGL 150...........................3
  • BA 215...............................3
  • G ED Nat. Sci.....................3-4
TOTAL...15-16
 
JUNIOR YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 301..........................3
  • ECON 308..........................3
  • BA 216...............................3
  • G ED Fine Arts...................3
  • G ED Int’l Persp..................3
TOTAL...15
 
JUNIOR YEAR _ 2nd Semester
  • ECON 302..........................3
  • BA 313...............................3
  • ECON 306..........................3
  • G ED Int’l Persp..................3
  • Cognate (BA-216)................3
  • Free Elective (if needed) ......3
TOTAL...18
 
SENIOR YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 410..........................3
  • Free Elective.......................3
  • BA 316...............................3
  • BA 414...............................3
  • Free Elective.......................3
TOTAL...15
 
SENIOR YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ECON 420..........................3
  • BA 416........ ......................3
  • BA 421...............................3
  • Free Elective.......................3
  • Free Elective.......................3
TOTAL...15

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE - INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS CONCENTRATION

FRESHMAN YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ENGL 101...........................3
  • G ED 100............................3
  • MATH 120 (Cognate)............3
  • COMM 100..........................3
  • HHP 122 or 157...................3
  • BSS 101.............................1
TOTAL...15
 
FRESHMAN YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ENGL102............................3
  • BA 209/MATH 206 (cognate).3
  • G ED Natural Science..........3
  • G ED Fine Arts....................3
  • G ED Soc. Struct.................3
TOTAL...15-16

SOPHOMORE YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 201..........................3
  • G ED Amer. Traditions.........3
  • G ED 200...........................3
  • BA 210 (cognate)................3
  • HIST 201 or 202..................3
TOTAL ...15

SOPHOMORE YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ECON 202..........................3
  • BA 203 (cognate)................3
  • ENGL 150..........................3
  • G ED Fine Arts...................3
  • G ED Nat. Sci....................3
  •  
TOTAL.... 15-16

JUNIOR YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 301.........................3
  • ECON 308.........................3
  • Cognate............................3
  • ECON 300/400 level...........3
  • G ED Int'l. Persp................3
TOTAL 15

JUNIOR YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ECON 302.......................3
  • ECON 306.......................3
  • Free Elective....................3
  • G ED Int'l Persp...............3
  • Cognate..........................3
  • Free Elective (if needed)...3
TOTAL....18

SENIOR YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 410............................3
  • Int'l Econ/Fin (300/400 level)...3
  • Free Elective.........................3
  • Cognate................................3
  • Free Elective.........................3
TOTAL ....15

SENIOR YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ECON 420...........................3
  • Int'l Econ/Fin (300/400 level)..3
  • Int'l Econ/Fin (300/400 level)..3
  • Free Elective........................3
  • Free Elective........................3
TOTAL 15

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE - POLITICAL ECONOMY CONCENTRATION

FRESHMAN YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ENGL 101...........................3
  • G ED 100............................3
  • MATH 120 (cognate)............3
  • COMM 100.........................3
  • HHP 122 or 157...................2
  • BSS 101.............................1
TOTAL....15

FRESHMAN YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ENGL 102............................3
  • BA 209/MATH 206 (cognate)..3
  • G ED Natural Science...........3-4
  • G ED Fine Arts.....................3
  • G ED Soc. Struct..................3
TOTAL 15-16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 201..........................3
  • G ED Am. Trad...................3
  • G ED 200...........................3
  • BA 210 (cognate)................3
  • HIST 201 or 202..................3
TOTAL ....15
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ECON 202..........................3
  • BA 203 (cognate)................3
  • ENGL 150..........................3
  • G ED Fine Arts...................3
  • G ED Nat. Sci....................3-4
TOTAL....15-16
 
JUNIOR YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 301.........................3
  • ECON 308.........................3
  • Cognate.............................3
  • POL.SCI. 300/400 level.......3
  • G ED Int'l Persp.................3
TOTAL....15

JUNIOR YEAR - 2nd Semester

ECON 302...................................3
ECON 306...................................3
Free Elective...............................3
G ED Int'l Persp...........................3
Cognate......................................3
Free Elective (if needed)...............3

TOTAL....18

SENIOR YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 410.......................3
  • POL. SCI (300/400 Level)..3
  • Free Elective....................3
  • Cognate...........................3
  • Free Elective....................3
TOTAL....15

SENIOR YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ECON 420......................3
  • POL.SCI (300/400 level)...3
  • POL.SCI. (300/400 level)..3
  • Free Elective...................3
  • Free Elective...................3
TOTAL.....15

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE - SOCIAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION

FRESHMAN YEAR -  1st Semester
  • BSS 101...........................3
  • G ED 100.........................3
  • MATH 120 (cognate)..........3
  • COMM 100.......................3
  • HHP 122 or 157.................2
  • ENGL 101.........................3
TOTAL.....15
 
FRESHMAN YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ENGL 102..............................3
  • BA 209/MATH 206 (cognate)...3
  • G ED Natural Science.............3-4
  • G ED Fine Arts.......................3
  • G ED Soc. Struct....................3

TOTAL.....15-16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 201..............................3
  • G ED Am. Trad.......................3
  • G ED 200...............................3
  • BA 210 (cognate)....................3
  • HIST 201 or 202......................3
TOTAL 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 201.............................3
  • G ED Am. Trad......................3
  • G ED 200..............................3
  • BA 210 (cognate)...................3
  • HIST 201 or 202.....................3
TOTAL 15
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR - 2nd Semster
  • ECON 202............................3
  • BA 203 (cognate)..................3
  • ENGL 150............................3
  • G ED Fine Arts.....................3
  • G ED Nat. Sci.......................3-4
TOTAL 15-16
 
JUNIOR YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 301............................3
  • ECON 308 ...........................3
  • Cognate...............................3
  • ECON 300/400 level..............3
  • G ED Int'l. Persp...................3
TOTAL ...15

JUNIOR YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ECON 302............................3
  • ECON 306............................3
  • Free Elective.........................3
  • G ED Int'l Persp....................3
  • Cognate...............................3
  • Free Elective (if needed)........2
TOTAL 17

SENIOR YEAR - 1st Semester
  • ECON 410...........................3
  • ECON (300/400 level)...........3
  • Free Elective.......................3
  • Cognate..............................3
  • Free Elective.......................3
TOTAL....15
 
SENIOR YEAR - 2nd Semester
  • ECON 420..........................3
  • ECON (300/400 level)...........3
  • ECON (300/400 level)...........3
  • Free Elective.......................3
  • Free Elective.......................3
TOTAL....15

ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT FACULTY
  1. Dr. Suvayan De, Program Coordinator
  2. Dr. Frehot Hailou
  3. Dr. Mahoodul Islam
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