University of Mississippi

B.A. Course Requirements

The Economics Department offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) major through the College of Liberal Arts. A major consists of 30 hours (10 classes) of Economics courses at the 200 level and higher.

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in Economics is also available through the School of Business Administration. That major consists of 24 hours of Economics above and beyond the required business school core curriculum. The business school core curriculum includes Econ 202, 203, and 230. For more information visit the Business School website.

The BA major in Economics includes five required courses (15 hours) and five elective courses (15 hours). Five of the courses required of all BA majors:

Econ 202 Principles of Microeconomics
Econ 203 Principles of Macroeconomics
Econ 230 Economics Statistics I (cross-listed as BUS 230)
Econ 398 Intermediate Microeconomics
Econ 399 Intermediate Macroeconomics.

The Department’s Undergraduate Advisor will assist majors in selecting electives, based upon the student’s intended career path. Electives that are offered include:

Econ 302 Economics Statistics II (cross-listed as BUS 302)
Econ 303 Money and Banking (cross-listed as FIN 303)
Econ 305 Current Economic Topics
Econ 307 Managerial Economics
Econ 312 Law & Economics
Econ 320 Current Global Economic Issues
Econ 401 Government and Business
Econ 402 Econometrics
Econ 417 Labor Economics
Econ 422 Economic Growth and Development
Econ 504 Economic Issues in American History
Econ 505 Public Finance
Econ 545 Game Theory & Strategic Thinking

The Department also offers special topics like Sports Economics, Advanced Microeconomics, and Urban Economics under the guise of Econ 520 Special Topics in Economics and 540 Seminar in Economics.

Note: Econ 101 Introduction to Economics does not count towards the major.