BBA Economics

Dear Economics Major:

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule for the ECONOMICS major. The milestones listed below each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. Two sample schedules are provided as general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term (one includes summer semester matriculation and one does not).  Make sure that you get advised every semester to create an optimal schedule and on-time graduation.

What is economics? Economics is the study of how resources are used to meet society’s needs. It is an essential aspect of virtually every decision individuals, businesses, and governments make. Students who pursue a B.B.A degree in Economics develop the analytical and problem solving skills needed to make these decisions. Our students successfully completing the economics coursework should be able to analytically and critically solve complex problems; be adept in managing and drawing inferences from large datasets; and understand and clearly communicate complex ideas.

What do economists do? Economics is FUN, and economists study a wide range of topics, from the usual suspects of GDP, inflation, national debt, and unemployment to the environment, health care, crime and punishment, marriage, addiction, sports, voting behavior, government programs, education, religion, discrimination, and basically any type of human behavior.  Many economics majors work in the financial sector, in the insurance industry, as business consultants, management consultants, business analysts, financial advisors, portfolio managers, or for local, state and the federal government agencies, etc. Economists forecast economic activity, design tax policies, evaluate programs implemented by the government or other agencies, analyze the impact of laws, supervise businesses, and manage firms. Economics is an excellent precursor to graduate degrees in business, law, economics, public administration, and international relations.

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101* 3
MATH 1111, 1113, 2261 or 2262 3
POLS 1101 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
HUMANITIES 1 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
AREA D.1 (MATH 1261 is recommended) 3
LAB SCIENCE 1 4
SOCIAL SCIENCES 1 3
HUMANITIES 2 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: Overall 2.5 GPA or higher. Accumulate 30 or more collegiate credits. *With a grade of ‘C’ or better. Get advised by the Advising Center at LCOBA.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
SOCIAL SCIENCES 2 3
LAB SCIENCE 2 4
ECON 2106 3
BUSA 2106 3
ACCT 2101 3
Total hours 16
Spring Hrs.
ACCT 2101 3
PERS 2XXX 2
PERS 2XXX 2
ECON 2105 3
BUSA 2201 3
BUSA 2100 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: Overall 2.5 GPA or higher. Accumulate 60 or more collegiate credits. *With a grade of ‘C’ or better. Declare your major. Get advised by the Advising Center at LCOBA.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
ECON 3000 3
ECON 4100 3
ENGL 2010 2
FIN 3350 3
MGNT 3250 3
BUSA 2100 1
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ECON 4500 3
MKTG 4500 3
ECON ELECTIVE 1* 3
BUSINESS ELECTIVE 1* 3
GENERAL ELECTIVE 1 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: *With a grade of ‘C’ or better. Accumulate 90 or more collegiate credits. Get advised by your advisor.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
ECON ELECTIVE 2* 3
ECON ELECTIVE 3* 3
BUSINESS ELECTIVE 2* 3
GENERAL ELECTIVE 2 3
GENERAL ELECTIVE 3 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ECON ELECTIVE 4* 3
ECON ELECTIVE 5* 3
BUSINESS ELECTIVE 3* 3
BUSA 4900 3
Total hours 12

Milestones: *With a grade of ‘C’ or better. Apply for graduation one semester before anticipated date. Accumulate 120 collegiate credits.