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Program Requirements for Applied Economics

Required Courses

Credit Hours

Mathematics requirements
1 course at MATH 151 or above
 

5

Humanities, Social Sciences required courses
3 Humanities Courses including HUM 202, 204 or 206 + 2 300 level humanities (including PHIL, HIST, COMM)
3 courses in 2 different Social Sciences (Political Science, Sociology or Psychology) with at least one course at the 300 level and 6 credit hours in one field

21

Natural Sciences required courses
You can opt to take 3 natural science courses and 2 labs for a total of 11 credit hours, or you can take 4 natural science courses without labs for a total of 12 credit hours

11

Computer Science requirement
CS 104, 105, 110, 115, 116, or 201

2

Applied Economics core
11 core courses (see next page for specific list)

33

Applied Economics specialization
Select 4 courses for your chosen specialization

12

Required minor
5 courses

 

15

Free electives
8 courses of your choosing
 

24

Interprofessional Projects
2 IPRO classes; 1st one can be IPRO 397

6

Total Credit Hours in AE

45

Total Credit Hours

129

Applied Economics Core

Courses

Introduction to the Profession SSCI 100 or BUS 100

Introduction to Microeconomics ECON 151

Introduction to Macroeconomics ECON 152

Intermediate Microeconomics ECON 251

Intermediate Macroeconomics ECON 252 

Statistics BUS 221 or PSYC 203

Social Science Research Methods SSCI 209

Behavioral Economics and Game Theory BUS 382

Public Policy Analysis PS 408

Applied Econometrics ECON 475

Senior Capstone PS 486, 490 or BUS 497

Specialization I: Policy

Courses

 

Politics and Public Policy (PS 306)

 

Comparing Public Policy (PS 313)

 

Choose 2

 

Politics of Science and Technology Policy (PS 332)

 

Politics of Global Warming (PS 329)

 

Comparative Health Systems (PS 319)

 

Energy and Environmental Policy (PS 338)

 

Specialization II: International Political Economy

Courses

Choose 4

Global Political Economy (PS 360)

International Law and Organizations (PS 388)

Comparative Public Policy (PS 313)

Technology for Development (PS 380)

Triple Helix and Development (PS 378)

Regional Economic Integration (PS 354)

Specialization III: Finance

Courses

Financial Accounting and External Reporting (BUS 211)

Managerial Accounting and Control (BUS 212)

Management Information Systems (ECON 423)

Choose 1

Management Science (BUS 321)

International Finance (BUS 452)

Valuation and Portfolio Management (BUS 454)

Corporate Finance (BUS 455)

Future Options and OTC Derivatives (BUS 458)