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Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science (ECONPOLSBA)Department of Economics

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements.

Description

The interdepartmental major in economics and political science explores important issues arising in both the public and private sectors and provides students with the basic theoretical tools necessary to investigate these issues.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 42 credit hours*, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Economics courses. 18 credit hours in economics to include the following:
    1. Introduction to Microeconomics. One (1) course:
    2. Introduction to Macroeconomics. One (1) course:
    3. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. One (1) course:
    4. Electives above ECON-E 321. Two (2) courses (6 credit hours) numbered above ECON-E 321 (excluding ECON-E 370, ECON-X 373 and ECON-E 496).
    5. Elective. One (1) course at the 300–499 level (excluding ECON-E 370, ECON-X 373, and ECON-E 496).
  2. Political Science courses. 18 credit hours in political science to include the following:
    1. Core course. One (1) course:
    2. Electives. 15 credit hours:
      • Up to three (3) total credit hours of the following:
  3. Statistics. One (1) course:
  4. Addenda requirements**.
    1. Finite Mathematics. One (1) course:
    2. Calculus. One (1) course:
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Notes

  • * Students meeting requirements with a total of 39 credit hours will be allowed to use three (3) credit hours toward the major from preapproved sections of COLL-C 104 (Critical Approaches to the Social and Historical Studies) courses. A list of preapproved sections of COLL-C 104 is available each semester in the Departments of Economics and Political Science.
  • * No more than six (6) credit hours of honors thesis credit (three (3) credit hours from ECON-E 499, and three (3) credit hours from POLS-Y 499) may be counted toward the major.
  • * A maximum of three (3) credit hours of POLS-X 471 (for teaching interns only) may be counted toward the major.
  • ** Courses used to fulfill addenda requirements require a grade of C- or higher and do not count toward the Major GPA or Major Hours.

Bachelor of Arts requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines. No more than 62 of these credit hours can come from the major.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 42 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required for all courses taken at Indiana University.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 4 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 4 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.