Stephen F. Austin State University

Bachelor of Arts

For more information on the Bachelor of Arts degree, please see the BA General Bulletin.

For specific course syllabi, please visit Course Information.

Economics

OBJECTIVES

The Department of Economics and Finance provides modern training in economic and financial theory and practice to prepare students for a successful career in business, industry or government.

Graduates with a degree in business economics or finance are prepared for a wide variety of challenging and rewarding positions in such fields as banking, investments, corporate financial management, insurance, real estate, financial planning, economic research and market analysis. Adegree in economics also provides a very solid foundation for further graduate study, especially in law or public affairs.

DEFINITION OF MAJORS AND MINORS

Bachelor of Arts: Economics Major

A first major in economics for a B.A. candidate consists of all the degree requirements for the B.A. in economics listed earlier in this bulletin (which includes ECO 231) plus ECO 232, 331, 339, 351, 353 and 12 hours of advanced economics electives. Total 27 hours with at least a 2.0 GPAin all economics courses at SFAand overall. At least 12 advanced hours must be completed at SFA.

A second major in economics for a non-B.B.A. candidate consists of ECO 231, 232, 331, 351, 353 and nine hours of advanced economics electives. Total 24 hours with at least a 2.0 GPA at SFAand overall. At least 12 advanced hours must be completed at SFA.

Economics Minor

A minor in economics for a B.B.A. candidate consists of ECO 231, 232 and 339 (all of which are already included in the B.B.A. degree requirements), 351 or 353, and six hours of advanced economics electives. Total 18 hours (only nine additional hours) with at least a 2.0 GPA. At least nine hours (six of which must be advanced) must be completed at SFA. Aminor in economics for a non-B.B.A. candidate consists of ECO 231, 232, 351 or 353, and nine hours of advanced economics electives. Total 18 hours with at least a 2.0 GPA. At least nine hours (six of which must be advanced) must be completed at SFA.

Bachelor of Arts

Economics BA Suggested Course Outline

NOTE: See the Degree Requirements section in the General Bulletin for a complete listing of the B.A. in economics degree requirements.

COURSE CREDIT

Unless otherwise indicated, each course carries three semester hours credit and three hours lecture per week.

COURSES IN ECONOMICS (ECO)

For a complete listing of courses in Economics see General Bulletin.