Jul 03, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, B.S.


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Complete descriptions of requirements for Areas A through E of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum can be found in the “1400 University Degree Requirements and Graduation ” chapter of this catalog. The number of semester hours credit required for each section is shown in parentheses.

Degree Requirements


For degree credit, a minimum grade of C must be attained in ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102. Georgia State University undergraduate students must achieve an overall institutional grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 and a major Area GPA of 2.0 to receive a bachelor’s degree from the university. Grades of C- can be used to satisfy graduation requirements in Areas G through J. However, some courses have prerequisites that require a grade of C or higher (see 1460 GPA Requirement  for additional information).

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)


See 1410 Core Curriculum Requirements  in the Undergraduate Catalog.

  • Area A: Essential Skills (9 Credit Hours)
  • Area B: Institutional Foundations (4 Credit Hours)
  • Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts (6 Credit Hours)
  • Area D: Natural and Computational Sciences (11 Credit Hours)
  • Area E: Social Science (12 Credit Hours)

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18 Credit Hours)


Electives (6 Credit Hours)


  • Two 1000/2000 level courses from Areas A-E. 6 Credit Hours

Area G: Major Common Core Curriculum (24 Credit Hours)


A minimum Area GPA of 2.0 is required for completion of Area G. Grades of C- may be used in Area G to satisfy graduation requirements if the Area GPA is 2.0 or higher. However, some courses have prerequisites that require a grade of C or higher.

Required Courses (15 Credit Hours)


Choose one of the following (3 Credit Hours)


Choose two 4000-level ECON courses (6 Credit Hours)


  • Choose two 4000-level ECON courses. 6 Credit Hours

Dual Degree Note:


**Students accepted into the dual program B.A. Economics and M.A.T. Social Studies Education are eligible to complete the 7000-level versions of the economics undergraduate classes and have them count toward both the B.A. and M.A.T. degrees. Students in this program should take twelve semester hours (12) of 7000-level economics courses to count in place of some of the fifteen semester hours (15) of 4000-level economics courses required in area G. It is recommended that students include ECON 7100 Economics for Teachers in their 7000-level economics courses.


***Students accepted into the dual program B.A. Economics and M.A. Economics are eligible to complete graduate-level versions of the economics undergraduate classes and have them count toward both the B.A. and M.A. degrees. Students in this program should take twelve semester hours (12) of graduate-level economics courses to count in place of some of the fifteen semester hours (15) of 4000-level economics courses required in area G.

Area H: Policy/Business (6 Credit Hours)


A minimum grade of C is recommended for all courses in this area. A grade of C- may be used in Area H to satisfy graduation requirements. However, some courses have prerequisites that require a grade of C or higher.

Select two courses from the following three topic areas. Both courses cannot be taken from the same topic area, and courses may not be from the department in which the student is receiving the minor.

Policy


Math/Business


Area I: Minor (15 Credit Hours)


The 15 semester hours in the minor must include nine semester credit hours at the 3000/4000 level. A grade of C or higher is recommended in all minor courses. A grade of C- may be used in the minor to satisfy graduation requirements. However, some courses have perquisites that require a grade of C or higher. The minor area must consist of 15 semester hours in one department/school/institute other than the major. For some minors, the department/school/institute has designated specific courses that must be completed to constitute the minor.

Area J: Electives (15 Credit Hours)


Elective courses to complement the major are selected in consultation with the faculty mentor or undergraduate advisor in the University Advisement Center or Office of Academic Assistance.

  • These 15 semester credit hours must include six semester hours at the 3000/4000 level.

Dual Degree Note:


** Students accepted into the dual program B.A. Economics and M.A.T Social Studies Education should enroll in EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3) and six hours of graduate-level courses in the College of Education and Human Development. EXC 4020 can count in area H of the B.A. Economics degree program. The additional six hours of graduate-level courses in the College of Education and Human Development should be selected in consultation with the student’s academic advisor, and can count in area J of the B.A. Economics Degree program.

***Students accepted into the dual program B.A Economics and M.A. Economics should enroll in nine hours of graduate level economics courses. The additional nine hours of graduate level economics courses should be selected in consultation with the Department of Economics M.A. program director, and can count in area J of the B.A. Economics Degree program. Elective courses to complement the major are selected in consultation with the faculty mentor or undergraduate advisor in the University Advisement Center or Office of Academic Assistance.

Total Semester Hours for Degree: 120 Credit Hours


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