Majors & Minors
Degrees and Programs
The Department offers a B.A. in Economics, a minor in Economics, as well as a Minor in International Political Economy (jointly with the Department of Political Science).
In addition, the Department offers Subject Matter Preparation for Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science
All of our faculty are active in research, and students are encouraged to obtain research training by working closely with faculty.
ECON 40 and 50 are prerequisites for most upper-division courses in economics. Any student planning graduate work is advised to take additional mathematics.
Major requirements (39 units)
Upper-Division Breadth and Application Course Selections (21 units)
Students must select one upper-division economics course from each of Categories I, II and III to be exposed to the breadth of fields of study in economics (9 units).
In addition, students must select four upper division economics courses from the remaining courses in Categories I, II, III, IV and V. (12 units).
General Education requirements (51 units)
Electives and remaining degree requirements (30 units)
(see Degree Requirements); may be used toward a double major or minor
Total (120 units)
Advising Note for Minors
International political economy is the systematic inquiry into the political and economic forces generating wealth and social change on a global scale. As an interdisciplinary program it is administered from two departments: Political Science and Economics. Students who desire a greater understanding of the complex political and economic interactions of nations are encouraged to learn more about this program by consulting with a faculty adviser in either department.
Requirements (Total 18 units)
PLSI 120 (3 units)
Electives* (6 units)
Select from: PLSI 121, 125, 126, 128T, 140, 141, 142T, 143T, 144T, 145T, 146T, 149T
Electives** (9 units)
Select from: ECON 114, 178, 179, 181, 183, 185, 190
* PLSI 1 or 2 may be listed as a prerequisite for some of these courses.
** ECON 40 and 50 are prerequisites for some of these courses.
Note: The minors also require a 2.0 GPA and 6 upper-division units in residence.