Required Courses

Required Courses:

The required courses build a strong foundation of economic and political science theory. One course with a Communication Focus (CF) as well as a minimum of three Writing Proficiency (WP-3) points are required. The CF course must be taken within CBE, while the WP requirement can be met with courses from any of the combined major departments. These requirements can be met as part of required or elective courses.

Students often complete courses that are equivalent to Math 124, Math 157 and DSCI 205. If you believe that you have completed an equivalent course and it has not transferred as equivalent, see the college website on instructions for an equivalency evaluation.

General University Requirements (GUR):
Several of your prerequisite and required courses also count as GURs. Look for classes in the course lists below that are labeled as "GUR." By planning your schedule properly you can reduce the total number of classes needed.

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  • ❑ Choose one from:

         DSCI 205 - Business Statistics Credits: 4

         MATH 240 - Introduction to Statistics Credits: 4

         MATH 341 - Probability and Statistical Inference Credits: 4

     

    ❑  ECON 206 - Introduction to Microeconomics Credits: 4

    ❑  ECON 207 - Introduction to Macroeconomics Credits: 4

    ❑  ECON 303 - The History of Economic Thought Credits: 4

    ❑  ECON 306 - Intermediate Microeconomics Credits: 4

    ❑  ECON 307 - Intermediate Macroeconomics Credits: 4

    ❑  ECON 310 - Public Sector Economics Credits: 4

    ❑  PLSC 250 - The American Political System Credits: 5

    ❑  PLSC 261 - Introduction to Political Theory Credits: 5

     

    ❑ One course from:

        MATH 124 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I Credits: 5

        MATH 134 - Calculus I Honors Credits: 5

        MATH 138 - Accelerated Calculus Credits: 5

        MATH 157 - Calculus With Applications to Business and Economics Credits: 4

         (or AP Calculus Exam with a score of 3 or better)

     

    ❑ One course from:

        PLSC 271 - Introduction to International Relations Credits: 5

        PLSC 291 - Introduction to Comparative Politics Credits: 5

     

    ❑ One course from:

        PLSC 346 - Politics of Inequality Credits: 5

        PLSC 372 - International Political Economy Credits: 5

        PLSC 390 - The Politics of Development Credits: 5

     

    ❑ One course from:

        PLSC 427 - Politics of the Policy Process Credits: 4

        PLSC 462 - The Rise of Modern Political Economy Credits: 4

     

    ❑ One Course from:

       ECON 491 - Issues in Political Economy Credits: 4

       PLSC 491 - Issues in Political Economy Credits: 4