Combined Major in Economics & Political Science

The combined major in political science and economics prepares students for a variety of careers and advanced degrees. The program is ideal for those interested in analyzing the dynamics of political relationships and environments while also gaining a deep understanding economic principles. Many students in the program go on to pursue their master's or law degrees.

Completion of individual majors in political science and economics requires the successful completion of 75-76 units (39 in political science and 36–37 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. Students interested in the combined major should consult with an adviser in both the economics and political science departments to review requirements.

Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions

View degree requirements for the combined major in political science and economics concentration in the Undergraduate Catalog. Descriptions of economics courses and political science courses are also available in the catalog.

Plan of Study

See the suggested four-year plan of study for the current catalog year. If your catalog year is different, you can find the four-year plan that corresponds with your catalog year on the advising forms page.