Students in any of the three Economics majors may complete the specialization in International Issues and Economics. Admission to the specialization requires the completion of a DegreeWorks Update form. Completed forms are to be turned in to the Social Sciences Undergraduate Student Affairs Office located in SBSG 1201. Students can apply after having completed Economics 20A-B, but should do so no later than the end of their junior year.

The specialization requires the completion of the following:

  • International Studies 11 and 14 and Economics 13.
  • Three upper-division international Economics elective courses selected from Economics 157, 161B-C, 162, 164A and 165.
  • Three additional international breadth elective courses selected from International Studies 111A, 112A, 121, 122, 179 (if focus is on international economy); Political Science 141B, 141C, 141D; History 21A, 21B, 21C. At most, only one lower-division elective may be taken. Additional courses may be added to this list; up-to-date information will be available at this site.


*NO MORE THAN 2 courses may overlap between the major and the specialization requirements.

*The Department encourages students to take the electives for this specialization while studying in the Education Abroad Program (EAP): (SSII 1100; 824-6343).

*Note: Students pursuing this specialization MAY NOT double major or minor in International Studies.


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