The degree map is a term-by-term sample course schedule to make it easier for you to understand how to graduate in four years with a degree in Public Policy. The actual sequence of courses may differ for each student. Please consult with your advisor about the best path for you.

Credits to Graduate with a BA in Ethics & Public Policy

120
A Bachelor of Arts degree requires 120 credits. With 5 classes a semester, this puts you on track to graduate in 4 years. A minimum gpa of 2.0 is required. Additionally, up to 12 credits may be taken in a foreign language.

Credits for Major in Ethics & Public Policy

48
To qualify as a major, 48 credits are required. 6 of those credits are in philosophy, 6 in political science, 6 in economics and 6 credits in blended courses. 24 credits are electives.

General Education Credits Required for a BA in Ethics & Public Policy

30
To satisfy the general education requirements, 30 credits are required. However, some courses may fulfill both major and general education requirements. Be sure to discuss your courses with your advisor

First Year

Course Credits
FYS 0952-110
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirement
4 credits
ENG 0122-107
Art & Craft of Writing
General Education Requirement
3 credits
EPP 0155-110
Intro Phil, Policy & Economics
BA Ethics Requirement
3 credits
Social Sciences Elective
1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Information Literacy Elective
Select 1 course
General Education Requirement
3 credits
16 credits
Course Credits
PHI 0154-212
Ethics & Morality
BA Ethics/General Education Requirement
3 credits
ECA 0203-111
The Price System
BA Ethics Requirement
3 credits
Quant Reasoning Elective
1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3-4 credits
Natural Science Elective
Select 1 course
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Communication Elective
Select 1 course: Written
General Education Requirement
3 credits
15-17 credits

Second Year

Course Credits
Foreign Language Course¹
Level I
BA Ethics/General Education Requirement
3 credits
POL 0158-200
Public Policy Theory & Issues
BA Ethics Requirement
3 credits
ECA 0203-231/214
Select 1 course from above
BA Ethics Requirement
3 credits
Quant Reasoning Elective
2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3-4 credits
Social Sciences Elective
2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
15-16 credits

¹Students may elect to sit for language competency exam.

Course Credits
Foreign Language Course
Level II
BA Ethics/General Education Requirement
3 credits
ECA 0203-112
The National EconomyBA Ethics Requirement
3 credits
PHI 0154-294/314
Select 1 course from above
BA Ethics Requirement
3 credits
Formal Science Elective
Select 1 course
General Education Requirement
3-4  credits
Humanities Elective
Select 1 course
General Education Requirement
3 credits
 15-16 credits

Third Year

Course Credits
Foreign Language Course
Level III
BA Ethics/General Education Requirement
3 credits
PHI 0154-352
Contemp. Theories of Justice
BA Ethics Requirement
3 credits
POL 0158-241
Modern Political Theory
BA Ethics Requirement
3 credits
POL 0158-305/345/385
Select 1 course from above
BA Ethics Requirement
3 credits
Arts Elective
1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
15 credits
Course Credits
Foreign Language Course
Level IV
BA Ethics  Requirement
3 credits
PHI/POL/ECA Elective²
Select 1 course
BA Ethics Requirement
3 credits
PHI/POL/ECA Elective
Select 1 course
BA Ethics Requirement
3 credits
Arts Elective
2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15 credits

²Electives require a minimum of 3 credits per discipline (philosophy, political science and economics).

Fourth Year

Course Credits
PHI/POL/ECA Elective
Select 1 course
BA Ethics Requirement
3 credits
PHI/POL/ECA Elective
Select 1 course
BA Ethics Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15 credits
Course Credits
EPP 0155-400
Ethics & Public Policy Capstone
BA Ethics Requirement
3 credits
PHI/POL/ECA Elective
Select 1 course
BA Ethics Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15 credits



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