Mar 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

FYG - Economics - Regional Economic Development, BA


Program Code: 315*/315E
CIP Code: 45.0601

Semester One [16 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
RC 1000 - Expository Writing (3)       May take in fall or spring semester of first year
UCO 1200 - First Year Seminar (3)       May take in fall or spring semester of first year
Foreign Language 1010 or CSD 3368 - American Sign Language I (3)       If test out of this level, take appropriate level
Gen Ed Science Inquiry      
Gen Ed Integrative Learning Experience Course      

 

Semester Two [14 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
Foreign Language 1020 or CSD 3370 - American Sign Language II (3)       If test out of this level, take appropriate level or Free Elective if language is complete
ECO 2030 - Principles of Microeconomics (3) [GenEd: SS]     Yes Gen Ed Liberal Studies Experience/Social Science Designation Course
MAT 1035 - Business Mathematics With Calculus (3)       Gen Ed Quantitative Literacy Course
Gen Ed Science Inquiry      
Gen Ed Wellness Literacy      

 

Semester Three [16 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
RC 2001 - Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum (3)       May take fall or spring of sophomore year
ECO 2040 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3) [GenEd: SS]     Yes Gen Ed Liberal Studies Experience/Social Science Designation Course
Foreign Language 1040 or CSD 3372 - American Sign Language III (3)       If test out of this level, take appropriate level or Free Elective
Minor Course/Free Elective      The number of free electives needed depends upon the minor selected
Gen Ed Integrative Learning Experience Course      
Gen Ed Wellness Literacy      

 

Semester Four [16 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
ECO 2100 - Business and Economic Statistics I (3)     Yes Can substitute STT 2810  or STT 2820  
Foreign Language 1050 or CSD 3374 - American Sign Language IV (3)       FL 1050 counts as Gen Ed Liberal Studies Experience Course; if language is complete, take Free Elective
Minor Course/ Free Elective     The number of free electives needed depends upon the minor selected.
Gen Ed Integrative Learning Experience Course      
Gen Ed Wellness Literacy      

 

Semester Five [15 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
ENG 3100 - Business Writing (3) [WID]   C Yes Can substitute CTE 3340
ECO Major Elective Course   Yes  
ECO 3010 - Intermediate Microeconomics (3)     Yes  
Minor Course/Free Elective     The number of free electives needed depends upon the minor selected.
Minor Course/Free Elective     The number of free electives needed depends upon the minor selected.

 

Semester Six [15 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
ECO 3020 - Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)     Yes  
ECO 3800 - Urban and Regional Economics (3)     Yes  
Minor Course/Free Elective     The number of free electives needed depends upon the minor selected.
Minor Course/Free Elective     The number of free electives needed depends upon the minor selected.
Minor Course/Free Elective     The number of free electives needed depends upon the minor selected.

 

Semester Seven [15 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
ECO 4660 - Benefit-Cost Analysis (3)     Yes Can be taken first or second semester of senior year
ECO Major Elective Course   Yes  
Minor Course/Free Elective     The number of free electives needed depends upon the minor selected.
Minor Course/Free Elective     The number of free electives needed depends upon the minor selected.
Minor Course/Free Elective     The number of free electives needed depends upon the minor selected.
You must complete a senior check and graduation application this semester.

 

Semester Eight [13 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
ECO 4810 - Seminar in Economics (3) [CAP]     Yes Can be taken first or second semester of senior year
ECO Major Elective Course   Yes  
Minor Course/Free Elective     The number of free electives needed depends upon the minor selected.
Minor Course/Free Elective     The number of free electives needed depends upon the minor selected.
Minor Course/Free Elective     The number of free electives needed depends upon the minor selected.

 

General Requirements Summary


Minimum Total Hours Gen Ed Hours Writing Min Major GPA Min Overall GPA
120 44 RC 1000  and RC 2001   2.0 2.0

 

General Education Program Model [44 Hours]


Program Categories Hours Important Notes- Be sure to check for Gen Ed courses required in your major
First Year Seminar 3 Can be taken first or second semester of freshman year
First Year Writing 3 Can be taken first or second semester of freshman year. Minimum grade of “C” required.
Wellness Literacy 2  
Quantitative Literacy 4 MAT 1035  and 1sh of ECO 2100  count in both the major and Gen Ed
Sophomore Writing 3 Minimum grade of “C” required
Integrative Learning Experience 9 Must choose a minimum of two disciplines
Liberal Studies Experience 12 Must choose a minimum of three disciplines. ECO 2030  and ECO 2040  count in the Liberal Studies Experience and cover the Social Science Designation.
Science Inquiry  
You must also meet the Fine Arts, Literary Studies, Historical Studies, and the Social Science Designations. Those may be met within the Integrative Learning Experience and the Liberal Studies Experience.

Additional Notes


  • BA-ECO majors must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the 36 hoursrequired for the major.
  • Students are required to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in a language other than English. Intermediate-level proficiency is demonstrated by successful completion of a 4th semester language course (FL 1050 or 1060 or CSD 3374). A higher-level language course that requires one of these courses as a prerequisite may also be used to fulfill the requirement.
    • Placement exams are required for several languages. Should a student place higher than the beginning level, any lower level requirements listed on the four year guide will need to be replaced with a free elective, to reach minimum required hours for the degree. Please consult with your advisor for more information.
    • NOTE: Appalachian’s language placement test is designed for placement purposes only, and a score on this test alone is not sufficient to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency.
  • ResidencyRequirements:
    • 31 hours overall must be from ASU
    • 18 hoursin the major must be from ASU
    • 9 hours in the minor must be from ASU