College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Certificate Programs

Applied Economics and Public Policy (Certificate)

The certificate program in Applied Economics and Public Policy is designed for students who are interested in current economic issues and the public policy for dealing with these issues. The program is intended for students with minimal previous preparation in economics. With three exceptions, the courses required for the certificate in economics require no more than a background in principles of economics.

To a limited degree, the program is interdisciplinary. One course out of the four required for the program may be taken in either Sociology or Political Science.

Required Courses:

The program requires students to complete four courses (a minimum of 15 hours). The courses must be selected from the list below and must include at least three courses in economics.

There are two general paths to acquiring the certificate:

For students who have completed ECN 201 and ECN 202, the program can be completed by taking the following three Economics courses and either SOC 203 or PSC 315:

For students who have completed ECN 201, ECN 202 and ECN 302, the certificate can be earned with any four of the following seven options:

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