Associate of Science in Economics

Program Description:  The Associate of Science degree in Economics is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year university baccalaureate program. In addition to economics courses, the curriculum includes math, science, social sciences, and humanities. The order, given below, in which the courses are listed, is a suggestion. The Economics degree is based on the 42-hour Core Curriculum, and represents the first two years of a four-year degree which may vary from university to university. Students transferring should always consult with an advisor or articulation officer from their receiving institution.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of degree

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
Semester 1 Min Credits Notes
ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics* 3 FOS
MATH 1324 - Mathematics for Business & Social Science 3 May select as an alternative: MATH 2413 - Calculus I* Core
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3 Communications Core Curriculum Core
HIST 1301 - United States History I 3 Or select a course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum Core
BCIS 1305 - Business Computer Applications 3
15
Semester 2 Min Credits Notes
ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics* 3 FOS
MATH 1325 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences* 3 May select as an alternative: MATH 2413 - Calculus I* FOS
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3 Communications Core Curriculum Core
HIST 1302 - United States History II 3 Or select a course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum Core
PSYC 2301 - General Psychology 3 Or select a course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences section of the Core Curriculum. Core
15
Semester 3 Min Credits Notes
ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting* 3 FOS
Creative Arts Core Curriculum 3 Select a course from the Creative Arts section of the Core Curriculum Core
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government 3 Core
SOCI 1301 - Introductory Sociology 3 Or select a course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum Core
Life and Physical Science Core 3 Select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Core
15
Semester 4 Min Credits Notes
BUSI 2305 - Business Statistics* 3 May select as an alternative: MATH 1342 - Elementary Statistical Methods* FOS
PHIL 1301 - Introduction to Philosophy 3 Or select a course from the Language, Philosophy, and Culture section of the Core Curriculum Core
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government 3 Core
SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking 3 Or select a course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum Core
Life and Physical Science Core Elective 3 Select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Core
15
Total Program Hours: 60

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

*Field of Study Course (FOS) in current Blinn inventory of courses also listed below.

Field of Study courses in the degree are required to be accepted by all Texas public institutions of higher education and must be applied to the student’s degree program in Economics at that institution.

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