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Social and Economic Development Policy

For students attending: City Colleges of Chicago
Who plan to major in: Social and Economic Development Policy


I. Core Curriculum Electives

  • A. Basic Writing Proficiency – A grade of “C” or better in ENGLISH 101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: Comparative Religion, Fine Arts, History, Humanities, Literature, or Philosophy (not PHIL 105).  
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology, Geography, Political Science (not PS 203, 204 or 207), Psychology, Social Sciences, or Sociology. 
  • D. Humanities or Social Sciences – Choose an additional course from section B or section C, or a foreign language course.
  • E. Mathematics - Choose either MATH 118, MATH 141 or MATH 144.
  • F. Science or Engineering - Choose 11 hours from the following subjects: Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry or Physics. Two courses must be in the same field, and at least one course must be in a different field.
  • G. Free Electives - Choose six courses with an IAI designation.

II. Required courses for the Social and Economic Development Policy degree:

MATH 125 Introduction to Statistics BUS 221
CIS 102 or CIS 142
Introduction to Programming Logic or C-Based Programming Language CS 110 or CS 105
ECON 201 Principles of Economics I ECON 152
ECON 202 Principles of Economics II ECON 151
PS 203 Comparative Government PS 232
PS 204 International Relations (see note 1) PS 230
PS 207 U.S. State and Local Government (see note 2) PS 214
BUS 211 Business Law I (see note 1) BUS 341

Note 1) International Development Specialization only.

Note 2) Urban and Regional Development Specialization only.

Please contact Undergraduate Academic Affairs with any questions regarding course equivalencies.

Updated February 2019