Bachelor of Arts in Economics - Political Economy

Requirements (68 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in Economics - Political Economy (Program Code: PLEC)

Lower-division requirements (16)
ECON 200Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4
Four units chosen from:4
Statistics for Economists
Applied Business Statistics
Applied Statistics
Four units chosen from:4
College Algebra
Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Methods of Calculus
Basic Concepts of Calculus
Upper-division requirements (52)
ECON 300Intermediate Macroeconomics4
ECON 302Intermediate Microeconomics4
ECON 445Political Economy4
ECON 500History of Economic Thought4
A minimum of sixteen units chosen from:16
Political Economy of Women
Political Economy of Poverty and Discrimination
Economics of Climate Change
Economic History of the United States
Political Economy of Southern California
Origins of Political Economy
Global Economy
Economic Development
Labor Economics
Social Economics
The Good Economy
Political Economy of Latin America
Twenty additional economics units. With approval of department advisor, eight units in related fields may be counted toward upper-division course requirements in the major. 20
Managerial Economics
Tools of Economic Analysis
Economics of the Environment
Business Cycles
Money and Banking
International Economics
Multinational Corporations
Labor Economics
Public Economics
Quantitative Methods in Economics
Total Units68

Note: In addition to the course requirements stated above, students considering graduate study in economics are urged to complete the following courses: ECON 480, ECON 490, MATH 211, MATH 212, MATH 251 and MATH 331. Alternatively, students can take the Mathematical Economics track if they are considering graduate school.