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Economics, Policy and Law Option

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Economics, Policy and Law Option (120 Credits)

Students are admitted to the Economics, Policy and Law option upon making their intention known to the department. Admitted students must meet the following two benchmarks to remain in good standing:
  1. Minimum WSU cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in ECONS 301, 302, and 311.
First Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI]13
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 20123
Second TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)14
ECONS 101 or 1023
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]33
PHIL 103 [HUM]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
COM 102 [COMM], 210 [COMM], or H D 205 3 or 4
ECONS 3014
Policy or Law Emphasis Course43
Electives5
Second TermCredits
300-400-level ECONS Electives56
ECONS 3023
STAT 212 or MGTOP 2154
Electives1
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ECONS 311 [M]3
ECONS 3203
ECONS 322 [M]3
ECONS 323, 324, or 3303
Electives3
Second TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR]3
Policy or Law Emphasis Courses46
Electives6
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ECONS 4313
ECONS 483, 495, 497, 499, or HONORS 4503
ECONS Option Course63
ENGLISH 301, 402 [M], or 403 [M]3
Policy or Law Emphasis Course43
Second TermCredits
ECONS 400-level Elective3
ECONS 4203
ECONS 490 [CAPS] [M]3
ECONS Option Course63
Electives3

Footnotes
1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
2MATH 201 will be waived with an ALEKS score of 80% or higher, or the completion of MATH 202 or equivalent. Alternative to MATH 201 is MATH 106, 172, or 220.
3Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 171.
4Policy or Law Emphasis course selection: (1) Policy: ECONS 430, POL S 316, 416, and PHIL 472 [M]; (2) Law: POL S 300; one of PHIL 360, 365, or 370; and two of PHIL 201, POL S 101, 206, 402, 404 [M], or CRM J 320
5ECONS courses not used to fulfill major requirement.
6ECONS Option Courses: ECONS 424, 425, 427, or 451

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