Economics (BA) (20ECONBA)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
M 100 Professionalism,
Diversity and Acad Success in Mgmt1
1 MA 114 Finite Math4 3
ENG 1011 or Natural Science (with Lab)3 4 Communication7or Humanities8 3
MA 121/131/141 Calculus2 3 ENG 1012 or Natural Science (with Lab)3 4
FL_ 2015 3 EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics9 3
MIE 201 Intro to Bus Processes 3 ACC 210 Concepts of Financial Reporting 3
HESF 1** Health & Exercise Studies Course6 1
15 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 EC 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
BUS/ST 350 Econ Bus Statistics10 3 Humanities8 3
Communication7or Humanities8 3 Additional Breadth13 3
Natural Science3 3 Free Electives14 6-7
Interdisciplinary Perspectives11 2  ST 307 Intro Stat Programming – SAS  1
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course12 1
15 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
EC 480, Intro Economic Research, or
EC 351, Data Analysis for Economists
3 Economics Elective15 3
Economics Elective15 3 Social Science17 3
Advanced Writing16 3 Advised Electives18 (take two) 6
Free Electives14 6 Free Electives14 3
15 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Economics Electives15 (take two) 6 EC 490 Research Seminar in Economics 3
Advised Electives18 (take two) 6 Economics Elective15 3
Free Elective14 3 Advised Elective18 3
Free Electives14 4
15 13

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*:120

GPA Graduation Requirements
Overall GPA for all courses attempted at NC State must be 2.0 or higher; and
Overall GPA for all EC and ECG courses attempted at NC State must be 2.0 or higher

  1. Students should take M 100 their first semester in the program.
  2. Must be completed with “C-” or better.
  3. 7 credit hours-include one laboratory course or course with a lab from the GEP Natural Sciences list.
  4. MA 131 or MA 141 are encouraged for students who qualify and aspire to take additional calculus. For students completing the MA 141/241/242 sequence, one credit hour of MA 141 will count as free elective credit, MA 241 will count as free elective credit and MA 242 will substitute for MA 114.
  5. Unless a placement exam is completed successfully, students are required to complete FL_ 201; the third semester of a foreign language (through the intermediate level). Students will not receive credit for courses below 102 unless starting a language different from their high school proficiency. Students who place beyond FL_201 and choose not to take a foreign language course will have satisfied the foreign language requirement but will not receive hour credit.
  6. 1 hour of Health & Exercise Studies at the 100 level.
  7. COM 110, 112, or 211
  8. Choose two courses from the GEP Humanities list from two different subject areas.
  9. EC 205 or ARE 201 may substitute.
  10. ST 312, ST 370 or 372 may substitute for ST/BUS 350. Credit will not be given for more than one of these courses.
  11. Choose one course from the GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives list. For students completing a three-credit IP course, one credit will count in free electives.
  12. PEC, PEF, PEH, PEO, and PES courses cannot be taken to satisfy this requirement. (HES courses may be taken credit only.)
  13. Take one from the GEP Additional Breadth- Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual Performing Arts list.
  14. Free Electives: (22 credits) Some courses will not count as free electives, such as FL 101 or 105 (in the language in which proficiency requirement is met), or MA 101, 101, 103, 105. (12 hours of free electives may be taken for credit only.)
  15. Economics Electives: (15 credits) 300/400/500 level EC/ECG courses. At least 6 hours must be at the 400/500 level.
  16. Choose from: ENG 331, 332, or 333.
  17. One course from the GEP Social Sciences list.
  18. Advised Electives: (15 credits) Students are urged to discuss these courses with their adviser and to consider using these electives to pursue a minor. Chosen from any university course offerings except FL 101 or 105 (in the language in which proficiency requirement is met), or MA 101, 103, 105 or PE/PEH courses. (NOTE: Certain courses may not be taken in combination with other courses of similar content. SEE CATALOG FOR RESTRICTIONS.)


*Students must also complete as a part of their general education requirements one course from the GEP U.S. Diversity list (no credit hour requirement) and one course from the GEP Global Knowledge list (no credit hour requirement).