Economics/Political Science

Bachelor of Arts - Economics/Political Science
94-96 Credits

This major is available for students who have a strong interest in both of these disciplines and whose career interests lie, for example, in government or the legal profession.

Economics requirements:

  • DSCI 205 - Business Statistics or equivalent
  • MATH 124 or MATH 157
  • ECON 206, 207, 303, 306, 307, 310
  • 12 additional credits in upper-division Economics courses, under departmental advisement
  • One (1) Communications Focus (CF) course within the College of Business and Economics (CBE).

Political Science requirements:

  • PLSC 250
  • PLSC 261
  • PLSC 271 or 291
  • PLSC 346 or PLSC 372 or PLSC 390
  • PLSC 427 or PLSC 462
  • PLSC 491 or ECON 491
  • 9 additional credits from the American Politics and Public Policy field
  • 4 additional credits from the Political Theory field
  • 8-9 additional credits in upper-division Political Science electives to complete the total required for the program.


Plan of Study:

Major evaluation/plan of study forms are available in the Political Science Office (AH415) or print one: ECON PLSC Plan of Study 2018-19.xlsx

Senior evaluations for this combined major requires Advisor approval in Political Science and Economics.


Also required by Western Washington University:
WWU requires a minimum of three writing proficiency points in approved upper-division writing proficieny courses (WP3) with a minimum grade of C-.  This requirement can be completed as part of the above required and elective credits.

Consult the Timetable of Classes for the specific course sections that fulfill the Communications Focus  (within CBE) and WP3 requirements.