May 24, 2018  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog

Commerce, B.S.


Economics and Finance  
615-898-5117
Sean Salter, program coordinator
Sean.Salter@mtsu.edu

The Bachelor of Science in Commerce follows the University’s general requirements for baccalaureate degrees and requires a minimum 2.00 inclusive GPA. Appropriate prior learning assessment credit and/or military education credit may count for a maximum of 24 semester hours toward the degree.

This includes a built-in Business Administration minor. Another minor may be chosen, but it may require total hours for graduation to exceed 120.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Commerce, B.S., Academic Map    

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Commerce Common Body of Knowledge (31 hours)


All students must complete the Commerce Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) which requires 31 hours. A choice of ECON 2410  or ECON 2420  is included in the CBK and will also satisfy 3 hours from the Social/Behavioral General Education requirement.

Statistics (3 hours)


Business Electives (24 hours)


All students must complete 24 semester hours of business elective courses (chosen from courses with ACTG, BCED, BIA, BLAW, BUS, ECON, ENTR, FIN, INFS, LEAD, MGMT, or MKT prefixes).  At least 18 of these 24 semester hours must be upper-division hours. A student may not count more than 6 semester hours from any one academic discipline, and a student may not count more than 12 semester hours from any one academic department. 

General Electives (24 hours)


All students must complete 24 semester hours of general elective courses, which may include business and/or non-business courses. PRST 3010  may be used to satisfy 3 of the required 24 semester hours.  At least 21 of these 24 semester hours must be upper-division hours.

Curriculum: Commerce


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman Fall


  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing 3 credit hours (Comm)
  • Mathematics (Math) 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 16 Hours


Freshman Spring


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Sophomore Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Sophomore Spring


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Spring


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Spring


Subtotal: 13 Hours