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Core Courses

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Required Credit Hours: 33 (From Courses Below)


In addition, the implicit requirements of ECON 101 and ECON 102 add six more credits for the major.

Major Computing Requirement:


The Major Computing Requirement is fulfilled by completion of one course listed under “Statistics” and one course listed under “Second Methods Course” in the Common Core of the public policy concentration.

Major Writing Requirement:


The Major Writing Requirement can be fulfilled by following the standard procedure for departmental majors in either the Department of Economics or Department of Government.

Common Core:


A major in Public Policy shall consist of a minimum of 33 semester hours selected from the courses listed below. Students take seven common core courses as follows:

  • ECON 303 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3)
  • GOVT 350 - Introduction to Public Policy (3)
  • GOVT 351 - Bureaucracy (3)

Applied Economics (Choose One)


  • ECON 321 - Economics of the Public Sector (3)
  • ECON 322 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (3)

Ethics (Choose One):


  • PHIL 303 - Ethics (3)
  • PHIL 305 - Social and Political Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 309 - Philosophy and Public Policy (3)
  • PHIL 310 - Philosophy of Law (3)

Statistics (Choose One):


  • BUAD 231 - Statistics (3)
  • ECON 307 - Principles and Methods of Statistics (3)
  • MATH 351 - Applied Statistics (3)
  • SOCL 353 - Social Statistics (3) (Spring)

Second Methods Course (Choose One):


  • ECON 308 - Econometrics (3)
  • GOVT 301 - Research Methods (3)
  • GOVT 307 - Political Polling and Survey Analysis (3) (Fall)
  • SOCL 352 - Methods of Social Research (3) (Fall)