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

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 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* (48 with Addenda Requirements), including the requirements listed below.

  1. Political Science courses.
    1. Core course. One (1) course:
    2. Electives. 15 credit hours:
      • Up to three (3) total credit hours of the following:
  2. Economics courses.
    1. Fundamentals of Economics I. One (1) course:
    2. Fundamentals of Economics II. One (1) course:
    3. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. One (1) course:
    4. Economics Electives.
      1. Advanced Elective. Two (2) courses and six (6) credit hours:
      2. Free Elective. One (1) additional course:
  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. Major Residency. 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. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. 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. Major GPA. 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. College Breadth. At least 38 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

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.
  • ** 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.
  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.

Most students must also succesfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.