Political Science - Economics Major

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Political Science - Economics Major

The Political Science - Economics major requires 41 hours including foundational courses in political science and economics, research methods, more advanced courses in political economy, and a choice to focus on either international or domestic economic policy.

View the four year curriculum plan for the Political Science - Economics major.

Major Requirements

Majors take all of the core courses and choose either the domestic or international option.

Core Courses

Foundational Courses

  • POSC 2020, Introduction to Politics (3 hours)
  • POSC 2100, American National Government (3 hours)
  • POSC 2400, Political Science Research Methods (3 hours)
  • MATH 2120, Introductory Statistics with Applications (4 hours)
  • ECON 2010, Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • ECON 2020, Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)

Advanced Courses

  • POSC 3300, International Politics (3 hours)
  • POSC 3510, Global Political Economy (3 hours)
  • ECON 3410, Money and Banking (3 hours)

Senior Capstone

  • POSC 4930, Senior Seminar (1 hour)

Domestic option

Domestic Economics
Majors are required to take the following course:

  • ECON 3110, Public Finance (3 hours)

Elections and Voting
Choose one of the following courses:

  • POSC 3140, Political Behavior (3 hours)
  • POSC 3150, American Political Parties (3 hours)

Electives
Remaining 6 hours from the following courses:

  • POSC 3140, Political Behavior (3 hours)
  • POSC 3150, American Political Parties (3 hours)
  • POSC 3211, The Congress (3 hours)
  • POSC 3212, The Presidency (3 hours)
  • POSC 4650, Advanced Readings and Research (1-4 hours)
  • POSC 4915, Honors Research (3 hours)
  • ECON 3020, Intermediate Economic Analysis (3 hours)
  • ECON 4020, Topics in Contemporary Economics and Finance (3 hours)

International option

International Economics
Majors are required to take the following course:

  • ECON 3210, International Economics (3 hours)

Global Development
Majors are required to take the following course:

  • POSC 3520, Globalization and the Developing World (3 hours)

Electives
Remaining 6 hours from the following courses:

  • POSC 3330, American Foreign Policy (3 hours)
  • POSC 3400, Comparative Politics (3 hours)
  • POSC 3420, Issues in Contemporary Democracy (3 hours)
  • POSC 4650, Advanced Readings and Research (1-4 hours)
  • POSC 4915, Honors Research (3 hours)
  • ECON 3020, Intermediate Economic Analysis (3 hours)
  • ECON 4020, Topics in Contemporary Economics and Finance (3 hours)

View the Undergraduate Catalog for full course descriptions.