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Degree requirements checklist

Required Courses Credit Hours
Mathematics requirements

1 course at MATH 119 or above

PSYC 203 or BUS 221

6
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 105, 110, 115

2
Social and Economic Development Policy Core 30
Social and Economic Development Policy Specialization 15
Free Electives

You decide!

24
Interprofessional Projects

2 IPRO classes; 1st one can be IPRO 397

6
Required minor
5 Applied Economics courses (consult advisor)
15
Total Credit Hours in SEDP 45
Total Credit Hours 130

SEDP Major Checklist

Required Courses Credit Hours
SSCI 100 (Intro to the Profession) 3
PS 306 (Politics and Public Policy) 3
SSCI 209 (Social Science Research Methods) 3
Technology Requirement (1—300 Level Course):
SOC 356 (Transformative Technology)
SSCI 362 (Technology and Social Change)
PS 332 (Science and Technology Policy)
3
PS 360 (Global Political Economy) 3
PS 313 (Comparative Public Policy) 3
Methods/Skills Requirements (2—400 Level Courses)
SSCI 387 (Field Methods)
PS 480 (Survey Methods)
COM 383 (Social Networks)
COM (Advanced Social Network Analysis)
PS 408 (Methods of Policy Analysis)
SOC 498 (Exercises in Behavioral Observation)
PSYC (Regression and Time Series Analysis)
PSYC 204 (Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences)
PSYC 431 (Measurement of Attitudes)
6
PS 486 (Planning, Fundraising, and Program Evaluation) 3
PS 493 (Senior Internship Seminar) 3
Total Credit Hours in SEDP 30

Specializations

Specialization in Emerging Economies

Required Courses Credit Hours
PS 232 (International Relations) 3
PS 380 (Technology for Development) 3
PS 388 (International law and Organizations) 3
Electives (Choose 2)
PS 376 (Politics of Global Migration)
PS 372 (Politics of Africa)
PS 373 (Politics of East Asia)
PS 375 (Politics of Latin America)
PS 374 (Politics of Europe)
PS 440 (Issues in Globalization)
PSYC 481 (Leadership at Work)
PSYC 455 (Evaluation of Training Organizations)
BUS 468 (Entrepreneurial Environment)
BUS 341 (Business Law and the Global Economy)
COM 435 (Intercultural Communication)
PSYC 238 (Professional Skills)
PS 374 (Politics of Europe)
6
Total Credit Hours in EC Specialization 15

Specialization in Advanced Economies

Required Courses Credit Hours
PS 214 (State and Local Government) 3
PS 378 (Triple Helix & Development) 3
PS 355 (Regional Economic Dvlpmnt) 3
Electives (Choose 2)
SSCI 220 (Global Chicago)
PS 317 (Chicago Politics)
PS 351 (Public Administration)
HIST 350 (Urban History)
HIST 352 (History of Chicago)
SSCI 354 (Urban Policy)
SOC 350 (Urban Sociology)
PSYC 455 (Eval Training Orgs)
PSYC 481 (Leadership at Work)
COM 421 (Technical Communication)
PS 373 (Politics of East Asia)
COMM 435 (Intercultural Communication)
PSYC 238 (Professional Skills)
6
Total Credit Hours in AEC Specialization 15