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International Political Economy (B.A., B.S.)

The International Political Economy program is an interdisciplinary academic program to help students function successfully in today’s increasingly complex international environment. Graduates will develop skill sets that include critical thinking, knowledge of multiple cultures, and effective communication skills. Students will be prepared for entry level analytical and administrative positions in the public, non-profit, and for profit private sectors. The School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences offers both the B.A. and B.S. degree in International Political Economy. The B.A. degree places a somewhat greater emphasis on culture, literature, and history. The B.S. degree places a somewhat greater emphasis in economics and international finance.

Employment options include, but are not limited to:

  • Careers in the diplomatic corps;
  • Positions with international organizations including The United Nations, World Trade Organization, World Bank, and others;
  • Positions with multinational corporations as analysts and managers.

Students seeking a B.A. or B.S. in International Political Economy may want to consider obtaining a double major in economics or in government and politics; or obtaining a minor in one of these areas.

Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy Degree Requirements (120 hours)

I.  Core Curriculum Requirements1: 43 hours
    A. Communication (6 hours)
        3 hours Communication (RHET 1302)
        3 hours Communication Elective (GOVT 3325)2
    B.  Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
        6 hours Government (GOVT 2301 and 2302)
        6 hours American History (HIST 1301 and 1302)
        3 hours Economics  Elective (ECO 2301)2
    C.  Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hours)
        3 hours Fine Arts (ARTS 1301)
        3 hours Humanities (HUMA 1301)
    D.  Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (7 hours) 3
        3 hours Mathematics (at or above College Algebra MATH 1314)
        4 hours Quantitative Reasoning (SOCS 3305 with lab SOCS 3105)2
    E.  Science (9 hours including at least one course with a substantial laboratory component)

II. Major Requirements: 27 hours
    Major Core Courses
         ECO 2302
         ECO 3370
         GEOG 2303
         GEOG 3304
         GOVT 4329
         GOVT 4356
         ISSS 3349
         ISSS 4357
         LIT 3304

III. Elective Requirements: 50 hours
     History – Upper Division (6 hours)
     International Political Economy (18 hours)
           All students are required to take at least eighteen hours of advanced electives from
           approved courses in economics, geography, political science, or sociology.
     Area Electives (14 hours)
           This requirement may be satisfied with upper-division courses from any given area within
           IPEC and related fields of study. Students must complete at least 51 hours of upper-
           division credit to qualify for graduation.
     Foreign Language Requirement (12 hours)
           Four consecutive semesters in one language of choice
           or
           If the language credit is obtained without requiring to take classes, 12 hours of Free
           Electives (upper-division or lower-division) can be taken by student

1 Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education.  The courses listed in parenthesis are the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at U.T. Dallas.
2 A Major requirement that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Hours are counted in Core Curriculum above.
3 Students wishing to pursue Master’s or Ph.D. degrees in economics should consult their advisor about appropriate mathematics and quantitative methods courses.

Bachelor of Science in International Political Economy Degree Requirements (120 hours)

I.  Core Curriculum Requirements1: 43 hours
    A.  Communication (6 hours)
        3 hours Communication (RHET 1302)
        3 hours Communication Elective (ECO 4382)2
    B.  Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
        6 hours Government (GOVT 2301 and 2302)
        6 hours American History (HIST 1301 and 1302)
        3 hours Economics Elective (ECO 2301)2
    C.  Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hours)
        3 hours Fine Arts (ARTS 1301)
        3 hours Humanities (HUMA 1301)
    D.  Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (7 hours) 3
        3 hours Mathematics (MATH 1325)
        4 hours Quantitative Reasoning (SOCS 3305 with lab SOCS 3105)2
    E.  Science (9 hours including at least one course with a substantial laboratory component)

II. Major Requirements: 34 hours
    Major Core Courses
         ECO 2302
         ECO 3310
         ECO 3311
         ECO 4360
         GEOG 2303
         GEOG 3304
         GOVT 4329
         GOVT 4356
         ISSS 3349
         ISSS 4357
         LIT 3304

III. Elective Requirements: 44 hours
     History – Upper Division (6 hours)
     International Political Economy (18 hours)
           All students are required to take at least eighteen hours of advanced electives from
           approved courses in economics, geography, political science, or sociology.
     Area Electives (8 hours)
           This requirement may be satisfied with upper-division courses from any given area within
           IPEC and related fields of study. Students must complete at least 51 hours of upper-
           division credit to qualify for graduation.
     Foreign Language Requirement (12 hours)
           Four consecutive semesters in one language of choice
           or
           If the language credit is obtained without requiring to take classes, 12 hours of Free
           Electives (upper-division or lower-division) can be taken by student

1 Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education.  The courses listed in parenthesis are the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at U.T. Dallas.
2 A Major requirement that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Hours are counted in Core Curriculum above.
3 Students wishing to pursue Master’s or Ph.D. degrees in economics should consult their advisor about appropriate mathematics and quantitative methods courses.


 

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