May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics Major, B.A. (International Commerce Concentration)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Type (Majors, Minors, etc.)

Department Information

Department of Economics and Finance
PO Box 70686
Phone: (423) 439-4202
227 Sam Wilson Hall
Web address:

The mission of the Department of Economics and Finance is to provide students with the educational experience necessary to succeed in a competitive global environment. We offer both business and non-business degree programs.

The department offers a non-business Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Economics. Students who aspire to an international career will particularly benefit from our concentration in International Commerce. This program combines traditional economics coursework with courses in business, geo-politics, and foreign language to prepare students for a host of career possibilities in government and multinational corporations. As a complement, the department has also established close ties with cooperating universities in Europe and encourages students to participate in the university’s foreign study exchange programs.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education Requirements 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirements 48 credits
     Major Core    (18 credits)
     Commerce Requirement    (12 credits)
     International Requirement    (12 credits)
     Foreign Language Requirement    (6 credits)
Free Electives 30-31 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: ECON-BA (INTC)  

Specific Degree Requirement: Must limit Business Administration and Management courses to no more than 25 percent of the total number of credits completed for the B.A. degree. The 25 percent limit includes courses in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing.

College of Business and Technology: B.A. degree requirements.

  • Completion of a foreign language course numbered 2020 or above with a grade of C- or better. Students may be required to take courses numbered 1010, 1020 and/or 2010 based on a placement test or equivalent.
  • Non-U.S. History (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530  

General Education Requirements   

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Economics Major: 48 credits

Foreign Language Requirements: 6 credits

  • 6 credits at 3000-level or above

No Minor Required

Free Electives: 30-31 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements, is a prerequisite for ECON 2080 , and is recommended to be completed within the first 30 credits at ETSU.

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.

International Student Seminar Policy

International Students : Must complete 4 credits of International Student Seminar  as part of their undergraduate program. 

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Type (Majors, Minors, etc.)