Combined Major in Political Science and Economics

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 either of the combined majors should consult with an adviser in both departments to review requirements.

In Political Science, students must complete all requirements for the major. However, they must substitute two of the following upper-level courses (6 units) in economics toward fulfillment of the required four courses (12 units) in the  of the Political Science major.

ECON 322COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS3
ECON 326ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT3
ECON 331GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMIC LIFE3
ECON 337PUBLIC FINANCE3
ECON 339HEALTH ECONOMICS3
ECON 351URBAN ECONOMICS3
ECON 375ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS3
ECON 421INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS3
ECON 423INTERNATIONAL MONETARY THEORY AND POLICY3
ECON 470ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS 13
1

Topic to be approved by the Department of Political Science.

In Economics, students must complete all requirements for the major. However, they must substitute two of the following upper-level courses (6 units) in political science toward fulfillment of the required four courses (12 units) of upper-division economics electives:

POSC 305URBAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS3
POSC 375PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION3
POSC 421POLITICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY3
POSC 459SIMULATION AND GAMES IN POLITICAL SCIENCE3
POSC 470SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE 13
POSC 471SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE 13
POSC 472SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
POSC 473SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
POSC 474SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
POSC 475SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
POSC 476SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
POSC 477SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
POSC 478SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
POSC 479SPEC TOPICS POSC 13
POSC 481SEMINAR IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY3
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Topic to be approved by the Department of Economics.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ENGL 102 (Core 2)3TSEM 102 (Core 1)3
MATH 111 (or higher) (Core 3)3MATH 211 or 2733-4
POSC 1013Core 43
Core 103POSC 105 (Core 12)3
ECON 201 or 203 (Core 6)3ECON 202 or 2043
 15 15-16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 2053Core 93
Core 133Core 74
Core 83-4Core 143
POSC 3013ECON 3063
Select one of the following:3POSC Topical Area3
POSC 103 (Core 11)3 
POSC 207 (Core 11)3 
POSC 209 (Core 11)3 
 15-16 16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 3093ECON 3103
POSC Topical Area3ECON Elective3
POSC Topical Area3Elective3
POSC Topical Area3Elective3
Core 113Elective3
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON Elective3ECON 400-level Elective3
Core 53POSC Elective3
POSC XXX3POSC Seminar3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Total Units 121-123