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B.S./B.A. in Politics & Economics: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

180 total credits required

The online four-year Bachelor’s in Politics & Economics degree engages with your local policies and officials to gain real-world experience, even in an online setting. In your required core courses, you will cover topics like micro/macroeconomics, U.S. government and international relations. Earn your B.A. with a foreign language requirement or your B.S. with just 12 more science credits.

Your elective options give you the opportunity to tailor your learning towards your career goals. Our Politics & Economics degree program also emphasizes real-life experience in your community where you will interact with state, county and local elected officials.

Transfer Information

EOU offers a generous transfer policy for course credits to make it even more affordable and accessible to learn. The online Bachelor’s in Politics & Economics program allow up to 135 credits from previous college coursework to be transferred into EOU. All EOU majors require a minimum of 20 EOU credits.

Required Courses

A systematic investigation of the operation of a market system, focusing on the role of households, firms, and government in determining wages and prices. The topics of analysis include concentration of economic power, the distribution of income, and the role of government in a market system. Prerequisite: MATH 095 or MATH 098. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.
An analysis of the operation of a mixed economy from an aggregate perspective. Issues such as inflation, unemployment, international trade, government finance, economic growth, and the neoclassical economic theory. Prerequisite: MATH 095 or MATH 098. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.
An overview of the historical foundations of our democratic system of government, appraisal of key political institutions and actors, with the intent of promoting informed and active citizenry by students.
An examination of the primary issues confronting the international system, including the environment, nationalism, transition to democracy and human rights, along with attempts to regulate political, economic, social and military conflict.
An analysis of the political economy of the mass media, its role in the American electoral system, and the impact of new and emerging forces (Internet, e.g.) on democracy. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.
An evaluation of the American political system by following individual programs through their origins, design and formation, and implementation. Prerequisites: None. Recommended: Basic knowledge of American government. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.
This is an introduction to concepts of statistical data analysis including experimental design, descriptive statistics, the normal distribution, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Students will also work with statistical computing packages such as MINITAB. Prerequisites: MATH 095 or MATH 098.
This is an introduction to concepts of linear correlation and regression analysis. Students will also work with statistical computing packages such as MINITAB. Prerequisites: STAT 243A or STAT 243 (prerequisite or co-requisite).

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This is an introduction to concepts of linear correlation and regression analysis. Students will also work with statistical computing packages such as MINITAB. Prerequisites: STAT 243A or STAT 243 (prerequisite or co-requisite)
Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.
An evaluation of the crucial components and analytical approaches to public policy analysis, designed to help students develop the skills required to define and critically analyze policy problems, articulate relevant decision making criteria for policy analysis, and evaluate alternative policy options.

Upper-Division Required Courses

10 credits of Political Science coursework and 10 credits of Economics coursework

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