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LAW, Economics and Policy option

Law, Economics and Policy Option

The Law, Economics and Policy option is an interdisciplinary program drawing from political science and philosophy courses as well as economics.  This option serves students interested in public service or advanced study in law or public policy.

To receive a major in Law, Economics and Policy you must complete a minimum of 51 credits as listed below.

  • Principles (8 credits):

ECON 201 – Introduction to Microeconomics (4 credits)
ECON 202 – Introduction to Macroeconomics (4 credits)

  •   Microeconomic Theory (4 credits):

ECON 311 – Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4 credits)
     OR
ECON 411 – Microeconomic Theory (4 credits)

  •   Macroeconomic Theory (4 credits):

ECON 315 – Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4 credits)
    OR
ECON 415 – Macroeconomic Theory (4 credits)

  •   Statistics (4 credits):

ST 351 – Introduction to Statistical Methods (4 credits)
     OR
ECON 423 – Econometrics I (4 credits)

  •  Econometrics (4 credits):

ECON 424 – Introduction to Econometrics (4 credits)
    OR
ECON 427 – Econometrics II (4 credits)

  •   WIC Course (4 credits):

ECON 428 – Introduction to Economic Research (4 credits)
     OR
ECON 439 – Public Policy Analysis (4 credits)
     OR
ECON 463 – Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (4 credits)

  • Additional Requirements (23 credits)

Four of the following courses, at least two must be from Economics:
ECON 414 – Political and Behavioral Economics (4 credits)
ECON 435 – Public Economics (4 credits)
ECON 439 – Public Policy Analysis (4 credits - cannot use here if used for WIC)
ECON 461 – Law, Economics and Regulation (4 credits)
ECON 480 - Labor Economics (4 credits)
PS 321 – American Constitutional Law (4 credits)
PS 326 – Judicial Process and Politics (4 credits)
PS 371 – Public Policy Problems (4 credits)
PS 479 -- Topics in Public Policy (4 credits)
PHL 321 – Deductive Logic (4 credits)

  • Two additional upper division courses in Economics

All students must receive a grade of “C” (2.00) or better in all upper-division required courses and must maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 in all courses taken for the Law, Economics and Policy option.  None of the 51 credits may be taken S/U.  No more than 4 credits of self-study courses (ECON 401-406, 408-410) may be counted towards the 51 credit requirement.