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Social and Economic Development Policy

For students attending: College of DuPage
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 ENGLI 1101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: English (any course from 1130-1165), History, Humanities, Philosophy (not PHIL 1120 or 1125), Religious Studies,or ART 1100, MUSIC 1100 or THEATER 1100.
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics (any course from 2200-2220, except 2201 and 2202), Geography (not 1108), Political Science (not 1105, 2203 or 2220), Psychology (not 1180 or 2280), Sociology (not 1205 or 2205), or Social Sciences 1100 or 1110. 
  • 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 1218, 1220 or 1533.
  • F. Science or Engineering - Choose 10 hours from the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science (not 1116 or 1117) 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 1635 or PSYCH 2280 Statistics or Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences BUS 221 or PSYC 203
CIS 1400 or CIS 2485
Logic and Structured Program Design or C++ for Science and Engineering CS 110 or CS 105
ECON 2201 Principles of Economics I ECON 152
ECON 2202 Principles of Economics II ECON 151
POLS 2203 Comparative Politics PS 232
POLS 2220 World Politics (see note 1) PS 230
POLS 1105 State and Local Politics (see note 2) PS 214
BUS LAW 2211 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 October 2018