College of Business & Economics

Department of Economics

Economics & Political Science

Completion of individual majors in political science and economics requires the successful completion of 75-76 units (39 units in political science and 36-37 units in economics). However, by electing the combined major in political science and economics, students will be able to complete both majors with a total of 60-61 units.

These requirements are for the catalog year 2012-13 and later. If your catalog year is different, please refer to your specific catalog to view requirements. In economics, students must complete all requirements for the major.

Required Courses (36-37 units)

Course Number Course Name
ECON 201 or ECON 203 Microeconomic Principles (3) or
Honors Microeconomic Principles (3)
ECON 202 or ECON 204 Macroeconomic Principles (3) or
Honors Macroeconomic Principles (3)
ECON 205 or GEOG 375 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) or
Quantitative Methods in Geography (3)
ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theory (3)
ECON 310 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
MATH 211 or MATH 273 Calculus for Applications (3) or
Calculus I (4)
One 400-level economics course (3 units) (excluding ECON 495 Independent Study and ECON 479 Internship)
And
Four upper-level ECON electives. (12 units)

Students may substitute two of the following upper-level courses in political science toward the fulfillment of two of the required four courses of upper-level economics electives:

Course Number Course Name
POSC 305 Urban Government and Politics (3)
POSC 375 Public Administration (3)
POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3)
POSC 459 Simulation and Games in Political Science (3)
POSC 470-479 Special Topics (3) (Requires approval from the Department of Economics depending on course topic.)
POSC 481 Seminar in American Government and Public Administration (3)

In Political Science, students must complete all requirements for the major. However, they may substitute two of the following upper-level courses in economics toward fulfillment of the required eight upper-level courses in political science:

Course Number Course Name
ECON 322 Comparative Economic Systems (3)
ECON 326 Economic Development (3)
ECON 331 Government and Economic Life (3)
ECON 337 Public Finance (3)
ECON 339 Health Economics (3)
ECON 351 Urban Economics (3)
ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3)
ECON 421 International Economics (3)
ECON 423 International Monetary Theory and Policy (3)
ECON 470-479 Topics in Economics (3) (Requires approval from the Department of Political Science depending on course topic.)

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