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Electives:


Students may choose a minimum of any four courses (12 credits) to fulfill the electives portion of their major. While there are several topic areas represented, students are free to choose any courses on the list to fulfill the requirements. In addition, students may petition the Undergraduate Public Policy Committee to have a course that is not listed be approved for major elective credit.

  • BUAD 440 - International Business Management
  • BUAD 442 - The Psychology of Decision Making (3) (Cross listed with PSYC 442)
  • ECON 304 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3)
  • ECON 308 - Econometrics (3) (if not taken for core)
  • ECON 311 - Money and Banking (3)
  • ECON 321 - Economics of the Public Sector (3) (if not taken for core)
  • ECON 322 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (3) (if not taken for core)
  • ECON 341 - American Economic History (3)
  • ECON 362 - Government Regulation of Business (3)
  • ECON 382 - Comparative Economics (3)
  • ECON 383 - Survey of Development Economics
  • ECON 408 - Time-Series Econometrics (3)
  • ECON 412 - Stabilization Policy
  • ECON 420 - Economics of Information (3)
  • ECON 422 - Applied Environmental Economics (3)
  • ECON 451 - Labor Market Analysis (3)
  • ECON 452 - Income Distribution and Human Resources
  • ECON 456 - Economics of Health Care (3)
  • ECON 460 - Economic Analysis of Law (3)
  • ECON 461 - Industrial Organization: Theory, Evidence and Cases (3)
  • ECON 475 - International Trade Theory and Policy (3)
  • ECON 476 - International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics (3)
  • GOVT 307 - Political Polling and Survey Analysis (3)
  • GOVT 324 - U.S. Foreign Policy (3)
  • GOVT 328 - International Political Economy (3)
  • GOVT 353 - The Politics of States and Localities (3)
  • GOVT 355 - Southern Politics (3)
  • GOVT 360 - The American Welfare State (3)
  • GOVT 370 - The Legislative Process (3)
  • GOVT 371 - The Presidency (3)
  • GOVT 372 - American Legal Process (3)
  • GOVT 373 - Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (3)
  • GOVT 374 - Political Behavior (3)
  • GOVT 435 - Seminar: Political Economy of the Newly Industrializing Countries (4)
  • GOVT 454 - Seminar: The Politics of Metropolitan Areas (4)
  • GOVT 455 - Seminar: Education Policy and Politics in the United States (4)
  • GOVT 465 - Seminar: Public Opinion and Voting Behavior (4)
  • GOVT 470 - Seminar: Congress and the President (4)
  • MATH 323 - Operations Research: Deterministic Models (3)
  • MATH 424 - Operations Research: Stochastic Models (3)
  • PSYC 350 - Community Psychology and Prevention (3)
  • PSYC 442 - Psychology of Decision Making (3)
  • PSYC 450 - Psychology of Religion (3)
  • RELG 322 - Medicine and Ethics (3)
  • SOCL 302 - Criminology (3)
  • SOCL 306 - Urban Sociology (3)
  • SOCL 307 - Sociology of Education (3)
  • SOCL 308 - Environmental Sociology (3)
  • SOCL 311 - Birth, Sex, Death: Population and Society (3)
  • SOCL 313 - Globalization and International Development (3)
  • SOCL 352 - Research Design (3)
  • SOCL 362 - Medical Sociology (3)
  • SOCL 405 - Sociology of Aging (3)
  • SOCL 426 - Sociology of Mental Illness (3)
  • SOCL 427 - Energy, Environment, and Development (3)
  • SOCL 429 - Deviance and Social Control (3)
  • * PUBP 390 - Topics in Public Policy (3) (as well as 300 and 400 level Topics courses in Economics, Government, History, Psychology and Sociology provided that the course has a strong public policy focus)
  • † PUBP 490 - Independent Study (3) (as well as independent study in Economics, Government, History, Psychology and Sociology, provided that the project has a strong public policy focus)
  • PUBP 491 - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
  • † PUBP 495 - Honors (3)
  • † PUBP 496 - Honors (3)

Accelerated Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Policy


W&M undergraduate students are able to earn both a Bachelor's degree and a Master of Public Policy in five years. Candidates interested in this accelerated degree path must apply to and gain acceptance in their junior year.  See Graduate Catalog for full details.